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Title Directed information measures in neuroscience / Michael Wibral, Raul Vicente, Joseph T. Lizier, editors
Published Heidelberg : Springer, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 225 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Understanding Complex Systems, 1860-0832
Springer complexity
Understanding complex systems, 1860-0832
Springer complexity
Contents Part I. Introduction to Directed Information Measures -- Part II. Information Transfer in Neural and Other Physiological Systems -- Part III. Recent Advances in the Analysis of Information Processing
Summary Analysis of information transfer has found rapid adoption in neuroscience, where a highly dynamic transfer of information continuously runs on top of the brain's slowly-changing anatomical connectivity. Measuring such transfer is crucial to understanding how flexible information routing and processing give rise to higher cognitive function. Directed Information Measures in Neuroscience reviews recent developments of concepts and tools for measuring information transfer, their application to neurophysiological recordings and analysis of interactions. Written by the most active researchers in the field the book discusses the state of the art, future prospects and challenges on the way to an efficient assessment of neuronal information transfer. Highlights include the theoretical quantification and practical estimation of information transfer, description of transfer locally in space and time, multivariate directed measures, information decomposition among a set of stimulus/responses variables, and the relation between interventional and observational causality. Applications to neural data sets and pointers to open source software highlight the usefulness of these measures in experimental neuroscience. With state-of-the-art mathematical developments, computational techniques, and applications to real data sets, this book will be of benefit to all graduate students and researchers interested in detecting and understanding the information transfer between components of complex systems
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed May 28, 2014)
Subject Computational neuroscience.
Neural networks (Computer science)
Neural networks (Neurobiology)
Neural Networks, Computer
Computational neuroscience.
Neural networks (Computer science)
Neural networks (Neurobiology)
Form Electronic book
Author Wibral, Michael, editor
Vicente, Raul, editor
Lizier, Joseph T., editor
ISBN 9783642544743