Processing of Phase-Locked Spikes and Periodic Signals

Part of the Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience book series (NEUROSCI, volume 7)


Studies of synchrony in the nervous system have revealed circuits specialized for the encoding and processing of temporal information. Periodic signals are generally coded by phase-locked action potentials and often processed in a dedicated pathway in parallel with other stimulus variables. We discuss circular statistics and current data analysis tools to quantify phase locking such as vector strength.


Spike Train Periodic Signal Auditory Nerve Cochlear Nucleus Spike Timing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Biology IIRWTH AachenAachenGermany

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