Analysis of sensory coding with complex stimuli

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2001 Aug;11(4):443-8. doi: 10.1016/s0959-4388(00)00232-4.


Most high-level sensory neurons have complex, nonlinear response properties; a comprehensive characterization of these properties remains a formidable challenge. Recent studies using complex sensory stimuli combined with linear and nonlinear analyses have provided new insights into the neuronal response properties in various sensory circuits.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acoustic Stimulation
  • Animals
  • Electrophysiology
  • Linear Models
  • Nature
  • Neurons, Afferent / physiology*
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Photic Stimulation
  • Sound