Simultaneous recordings from many neurons hide important information and the connections characterizing the network remain generally undiscovered despite the progresses of statistical and machine learning techniques. Discerning the presence of direct links between neuron from data is still a not completely solved problem. To enlarge the number of tools for detecting the underlying network structure, we propose here the use of copulas, pursuing on a research direction we started in the past. Here, we adapt their use to distinguish different types of connections on a very simple network. Our proposal consists in choosing suitable random intervals in pairs of spike trains determining the shapes of their copulas. We show that this approach allows to detect different types of dependencies.

A study of dependency features of spike trains through copulas

Verzelli P.;Sacerdote L.
2019

Abstract

Simultaneous recordings from many neurons hide important information and the connections characterizing the network remain generally undiscovered despite the progresses of statistical and machine learning techniques. Discerning the presence of direct links between neuron from data is still a not completely solved problem. To enlarge the number of tools for detecting the underlying network structure, we propose here the use of copulas, pursuing on a research direction we started in the past. Here, we adapt their use to distinguish different types of connections on a very simple network. Our proposal consists in choosing suitable random intervals in pairs of spike trains determining the shapes of their copulas. We show that this approach allows to detect different types of dependencies.
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Copulas; Forward/Backward intervals; Interspike intervals; Spike trains
Verzelli P.; Sacerdote L.
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