, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 405-419
Date: 12 Sep 2009

A comparison of binless spike train measures

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Abstract

Several binless spike train measures which avoid the limitations of binning have been recently been proposed in the literature. This paper presents a systematic comparison of these measures in three simulated paradigms designed to address specific situations of interest in spike train analysis where the relevant feature may be in the form of firing rate, firing rate modulations, and/or synchrony. The measures are first disseminated and extended for ease of comparison. It also discusses how the measures can be used to measure dissimilarity in spike trains' firing rate despite their explicit formulation for synchrony.