Sensory neural codes using multiplexed temporal scales.

Journal Article (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

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-108X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.tins.2009.12.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England