Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematics and University Honors
Neurons -- Physiology, Neural transmission, Cognition -- Physiology, Neural circuitry -- Mathematical models, Higher nervous activity -- Measurement
Spike sorting is the process of converting a recording of the electrical activity generated by neurons firing in the brain, into a representation of the timings for each distinct neuron's firing. This representation of neuronal firings, when paired with data on the the subjects perceptions or actions during the recording, can then be used to map patterns of brain activity to specific stimuli or behaviors. Here we will examine the evolution of mathematical techniques employed to tackle this problem, as well as examine a few of the still open questions.
Thomas, Michael, "Statistical Methods and Validation Procedures for Spike Sorting" (2019). University Honors Theses. Paper 816.