Perceptual detection and stochastic dynamics

Edmund T. Rolls and Gustavo Deco

in The Noisy Brain

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199587865
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191702471 | DOI:
Perceptual detection and stochastic dynamics

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This chapter shows how stochastic dynamics help to understand the computational mechanisms involved in perceptual detection. It examines how the probabilistic detection of signals close to threshold is influenced by the stochastic noise generated by the probabilistic spiking of neurons in the networks involved in perception.

Keywords: stochastic dynamics; perceptual detection; probabilistic detection; noise; spiking

Chapter.  2960 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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