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Decoding the neural code
Eric Thomson · Bill Kristan · Terrence Sejnowski

Sat Dec 09 12:00 AM -- 12:00 AM (PST) @ Diamondhead
Event URL: http://science.ethomson.net/NIPS_workshop.html »

There is great interest in sensory coding. Studies of sensory coding typically involve recording from sensory neurons during stimulus presentation, and the investigators determine which aspects of the neuronal response are most informative about the stimulus. These studies are left with a decoding problem: are the discovered codes, sometimes quite exotic, ultimately decoded by downstream networks and used by the nervous system to guide behavior? In our one-day workshop, researchers with many different backgrounds will evaluate what we know about neuronal decoders and suggest new strategies, both experimental and computational, for addressing the decoding problem.

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Eric Thomson (Duke University)
Bill Kristan (UCSD)
Terrence Sejnowski (Salk Institute)

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