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Nonparametric estimation of characteristics of the interspike interval distribution
© Pokora and Kostal 2015
- Published: 18 December 2015
- Probability Density Function
- Kernel Function
- Kernel Density
- Fisher Information
- Density Estimator
We address the problem of non-parametric estimation of the probability density function as a description of the probability distribution of noncorrelated interspike intervals (ISI) in records of neuronal activity. We also continue our previous effort [1, 2] to propose alternative estimators of the variability measures. Kernel density estimators are probably the most frequently used non-parametric estimators of the probability distribution. However, there are also other non-parametric approaches. We focus on non-parametric methods based on a principle of extrema of the Fisher information. Specifically, we focus on the maximum penalized likelihood estimation of the probability density function proposed by Good and Gaskins , which can be understood as a kernel estimator with a particular kernel function . Other non-parametric approach we would like to address is the spline interpolation proposed by Huber  which can uniquely estimate the ISI distribution.
This work was supported by the Czech Science Foundation (GACR) grants 15-06991S (Ondrej Pokora) and 15-08066S (Lubomir Kostal).
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