Understanding Complex Systems

Directed Information Measures in Neuroscience

Editors: Wibral, Michael, Vicente, Raul, Lizier, Joseph T. (Eds.)

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  • Reflects the most recent developments in the quantification of information transfer via directed information measures
  • Provides the reader with the state-of-the-art concepts and tools for measuring information transfer in the brain and includes applications to real data sets
  • Makes the reader familiar with the concept of transfer entropy – the most popular measure of information transfer
  • Edited and written by the most active researchers in the field
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Analysis of information transfer has found rapid adoption in neuroscience, where a highly dynamic transfer of information continuously runs on top of the brain's slowly-changing anatomical connectivity. Measuring such transfer is crucial to understanding how flexible information routing and processing give rise to higher cognitive function. Directed Information Measures in Neuroscience reviews recent developments of concepts and tools for measuring information transfer, their application to neurophysiological recordings and analysis of interactions. Written by the most active researchers in the field the book discusses the state of the art, future prospects and challenges on the way to an efficient assessment of neuronal information transfer. Highlights include the theoretical quantification and practical estimation of information transfer, description of transfer locally in space and time, multivariate directed measures, information decomposition among a set of stimulus/responses variables and the relation between interventional and observational causality. Applications to neural data sets and pointers to open source software highlight the usefulness of these measures in experimental neuroscience. With state-of-the-art mathematical developments, computational techniques and applications to real data sets, this book will be of benefit to all graduate students and researchers interested in detecting and understanding the information transfer between components of complex systems.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Directed Information Measures in Neuroscience
Editors
  • Michael Wibral
  • Raul Vicente
  • Joseph T. Lizier
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-54474-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-54474-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-54473-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52257-8
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 225
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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