Measuring The Spikes Of Brain Activity
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Taro Tezuka is an associate professor at the University of Tsubaka School of Information and Media Sciences. His area of expertise is in machine learning and signal processing. He also does research in artificial neural networks.


Measuring The Spikes Of Brain Activity

Whatever we think or feel, almost all information in the brain is processed in the form of "spikes." They are brief currents of ions flowing in and out of neurons, lasting for about one-thousandth of a second. Spikes from a single-neuron are nearly identical in shape. It suggests that information is represented by respective timings of spikes, not by their shapes. In other words, all our thought processes are coded by when and where spikes occur in the brain. Spikes...

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