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05 - Neural encoding and decoding - Nov 25, 2016

Topics addressed in this 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

Example for questions 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


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Last update of this page: Nov 25, 2016