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The needle in the haystack

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Spike-based approaches to feature selectivity in sensory pathways can bias toward only the most active neurons. A subthreshold method identifies feature selectivity in the rodent vibrissal system regardless of spiking activity.

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Figure 1: Identifying feature selectivity.

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Shephard, C., Stanley, G. The needle in the haystack. Nat Neurosci 17, 752–753 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.3730

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