Trasnformation Spike Train Data into Continuous Waveform

William Calvin wcalvin at stein.u.washington.edu
Fri May 21 23:22:39 EST 1993


You just run the spike train into a leaky integrator to mimick the
summation of EPSPs.  See C.F. Stevens NEUROPHYSIOLOGY: A PRIMER (Wiley
1966) if your library has a copy.
    William H. Calvin   WCalvin at U.Washington.edu


 sundsted at amnese.eng.uab.edu (Todd Sundsted) writes:

>I am looking for information on techniques for trasnforming the information
>contained in a spike train into a continuous waveform, for easier
>analysis.  The only technique I have come across in the literature is
>that of determining the mean firing rate of a neuron, which makes
>the assumption that information is _only_ contained in the mean firing
>rate, and totally obscures any information which might be contained in
>the details of the temporal structure.
>	I really not interested in research towards determining whether
>or not there _is_ information contained in the sequence, but rather I
>am looking for a method of transforming a spike train into a continuous
>waveform without losing any information which might be present (the
>original spike train _could_ be reconstructed if I desired).
>	Thanks for your help...
>						Todd

>---
>* Todd Sundsted - sundsted at amnese.eng.uab.edu
>* University of Alabama at Birmingham - Biomedical Engineering Department
>*      "Let thee not eat beans."
>*            - Pythagoras



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