Temporal coding is a type of neural coding in which a neuron encodes information through the precise timing of action potentials, or spikes, on a millisecond time scale. Efforts have been made to differentiate the precise timing of spikes in a single neuron which encodes information about a stimulus from synchronized firing of neurons within a localized area. The latter is sometimes referred to as correlation coding.
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... are found to carry information, the neural code is often identified as a temporal code ... A number of studies have found that the temporal resolution of the neural code is on a millisecond time scale, indicating that precise spike timing is a significant element in neural coding ... Temporal codes employ those features of the spiking activity that cannot be described by the firing rate ...
... Sparse coding Independent-spike coding Correlation coding Population coding Neural synchronization ...
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