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Phase-of-firing information coding in laminar cortical architecture
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- Published: 18 July 2011
- Primary Visual Cortex
- Local Field Potential
- Cortical Response
- Spike Rate
- Phase Code
We applied recently developed information theory methods [1, 2] to the analysis of cortical responses in a large-scale computational model of cat primary visual cortex . These methods quantify the information conveyed by spikes and by local field potentials (LFPs) in a very general way, without ad hoc assumptions about precisely which stimulus features (orientation, direction, etc.) drive the neuronal response. The phase-of-firing information is the extra information obtained by labeling spikes with the value of the LFP phase . In order to gain insight into the information-processing properties of laminar cortical microcircuits, we calculated the spike count information conveyed by firing rates and the phase-of-firing information conveyed by LFPs for each layer of primary visual cortex.
This work was supported by EPSRC research grant (Ref. EP/C010841/1).
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