Why dont we hear/see individual neural firing events??

COLLEEN M. SPECHT v102nq9f at ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu
Wed Oct 2 21:26:35 EST 1996


In article <52ua6o$16f at vixen.cso.uiuc.edu>, kspencer at s.psych.uiuc.edu (Kevin Spencer) writes:
>D.Banks at surrey.ac.uk (Danny Banks) writes:
>
>>I recall an article in a magazine or journal not too long ago that suggested
>>that some signal analysis systems could benefit from having a specific
>>level of noise in them; i.e. that there was an optimal noise level for
>>processing the signal - too little or too much noise would cause the
>>performance of the system to suffer. The ear / auditory system was presented
>>as an example of such a system.
>
>>Unfortunately I can't remember what journal or magazine this was in. I seem
>>to recall that some mathematical analysis was presented to support the
>>article, so it could have been a decent scientific publication :-/
>
>There was an article in Scientific American in the last year or so on
>this topic -- stochastic resonance.


that's it!!  i remember it too.



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