The InfoPhase Method or How to Read Neurons with Neurons

  • Raul C. Mureşan
  • Wolf Singer
  • Danko Nikolić
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5164)


We present a novel method that can be used to characterize the dynamics of a source neuronal population. A set of readout, regular spiking neurons, is connected to the population in such a way as to facilitate coding of information about the source in the relative firing phase of the readouts. We show that such a strategy is useful in revealing temporally structured processes in the firing of source neurons, which have been recorded from cat visual cortex. We also suggest extensions of the method to allow for the direct identification of temporal firing patterns in the source population.


Spiking neurons temporal coding readouts visual cortex 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raul C. Mureşan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wolf Singer
    • 2
    • 3
  • Danko Nikolić
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Cognitive and Neural Studies (Coneural)Cluj-NapocaRomania
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for Brain ResearchFrankfurt am MainGermany
  3. 3.Frankfurt Institute for Advanced StudiesFrankfurt am MainGermany

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