Spring 2018, Thursdays, Blocker 506A, 4:00-4:50 PM

Date: April 26

"  Standard form for neural codes "
  Alexander RuysdePerez  


A neural code on n neurons is a set of binary strings of length n. Biologically speaking, these strings represent all possible firing combinations of the given n place cells for a particular location. Here, we explain what it means for two neural codes to be isomorphic to each other. This isomorphism gives rise to a standard form, i.e. a choice of a unique representative for each isomorphism class. We introduce one possible standard form, as well as an algorithm to compute that standard form for an arbitrary neural code.