Topics addressed in the lecture:

Coding of sensory stimuli and motor behavior

Rate code and temporal code

Methods for analyzing neural signals

Decoding neural signals

Coding and decoding of arm reaching movements


Examples for question you should be able to answer:

Why is encoding and decoding of neural signals not the same?

What is the difference between rate code and temporal code? Give at least one example for each case?

Describe the difference between categorical and continuous decoding for the example of center-out reach movements.


Important concepts:

Representation (encoding) of neural signals

Rate code and temporal code

Decoding methods

(09) Jan 016, Neural encoding and decoding (hs)

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