Sensory neural codes using multiplexed temporal scales.


Journal Article (Review)

Determining how neuronal activity represents sensory information is central for understanding perception. Recent work shows that neural responses at different timescales can encode different stimulus attributes, resulting in a temporal multiplexing of sensory information. Multiplexing increases the encoding capacity of neural responses, enables disambiguation of stimuli that cannot be discriminated at a single response timescale, and makes sensory representations stable to the presence of variability in the sensory world. Thus, as we discuss here, temporal multiplexing could be a key strategy used by the brain to form an information-rich and stable representation of the environment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Panzeri, S; Brunel, N; Logothetis, NK; Kayser, C

Published Date

  • March 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 111 - 120

PubMed ID

  • 20045201

Pubmed Central ID

  • 20045201

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-108X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.tins.2009.12.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England