An Entropy Measure for Revealing Deterministic Structure in Spike Train Data

  • Garrett T. Kenyon
  • David C. Tam


The limiting behavior of the time-dependent Kolmogorov entropy, K Δt (T), obtained from computer generated spike trains digitized using rectilinear grids of length T→∞ and grid spacing Δt→0, is used to identify chaotic (i.e., deterministic) structure, which is a necessary (but not a sufficient) condition for significant information to be encoded in the precise temporal spike sequence.


Spike Train Firing Pattern Ensemble Size Pattern Size Deterministic Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Garrett T. Kenyon
    • 1
  • David C. Tam
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurobiology and AnatomyUniversity of Texas Medical SchoolHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Center for Network Neuroscience, Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA

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