Estimating stimulus response latency.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Stimulus response latency is the delay in the onset of stimulus-evoked neuronal activity. We develop maximum likelihood and least squares estimators of stimulus response latency and present a comparison of the performance of these methods with estimators commonly used in the neuroscience literature. The formal statistical change-point estimation problem is nontrivial due to the inclusion of a 'nuisance parameter', the end of stationarity in the stimulus-evoked activity. Our results suggest that the automation of the estimation of stimulus response latency will benefit from the use of the maximum likelihood estimator.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Friedman, HS; Priebe, CE

Published Date

  • September 1, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 83 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 185 - 194

PubMed ID

  • 9765132

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-0270

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0165-0270(98)00075-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands