How much information can we get from a spike?

Neurons communicate via spikes but how they use those short pulses to code information is still an open question. Recent work at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research (Theory of Neural Dynamics Group) reveals that by determining temporal pairwise correlations one can get closer to answering this question. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)