(a) The incorporation of the spatial and temporal information from a given pathway in the peripheral nerve to create a spatiotemporal signature of a specific stimulus. This signature on the right-hand side was created using the average of CAPs recorded during dorsiflexion in one rat. The diagram on the left-hand side illustrates how the signature includes information about the signal over time at individual contacts (top left), as well as the variations in signal over multiple contacts at the same instant (bottom left). The contacts in the bottom left diagram are organized in the same manner as in Fig. 2a. (b) Example of the average spatiotemporal template of each stimulus type from Rat 6. These templates were created by taking the average of all detected CAPs’ spatiotemporal signatures for a given activity.