Cracking the Neuronal Code

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Science  03 Nov 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5237, pp. 756-757
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5237.756


How does the brain code information? Ferster and Spruston weigh the evidence in favor of a rate code (that the rate of action-potential firing carries the key information) and a temporal code (in which the pattern of firing is crucial, not just the rate).