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Quantized response times are a signature of a neuronal bottleneck in decision

Perona, Pietro (2014) Quantized response times are a signature of a neuronal bottleneck in decision. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 8 . Art. No. 42. ISSN 1662-5188. PMCID PMC3990108.

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The histograms of response times of optimal YES/NO decisions that are computed from a single sensory Poisson neuron are highly structured. In particular, response times in NO decisions are quantized to a small set of times, while response times in YES decisions have a multimodal structure. Both the times of NO decisions, as well as the modes of the the histogram of YES decisions, are associated to the number of action potentials that were necessary to reach the decision. Their value is a function of the firing rate of the neuron in response to the states of the stimulus.

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Additional Information:© 2014 Perona. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms. Received: 20 September 2013; Accepted: 24 March 2014; Published online: 11 April 2014. The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest. Research supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and by ONR MURI Grant #N00014-10-1-0933.
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Subject Keywords:decision, ideal observer model, poisson neurons, response time distributions, response time modeling, sequential probability ratio test, SPRT
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Official Citation:Perona P (2014) Quantized response times are a signature of a neuronal bottleneck in decision. Front. Comput. Neurosci. 8:42. doi: 10.3389/fncom.2014.00042
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:16 May 2014 20:09
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