Spiking time-dependent plasticity leads to efficient coding of predictions. Academic Article uri icon


  • Latency reduction in postsynaptic spikes is a well-known effect of spiking time-dependent plasticity. We expand this notion for long postsynaptic spike trains on single neurons, showing that, for a fixed input spike train, STDP reduces the number of postsynaptic spikes and concentrates the remaining ones. Then, we study the consequences of this phenomena in terms of coding, finding that this mechanism improves the neural code by increasing the signal-to-noise ratio and lowering the metabolic costs of frequent stimuli. Finally, we illustrate that the reduction in postsynaptic latencies can lead to the emergence of predictions.

published proceedings

  • Biol Cybern

altmetric score

  • 0.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Vilimelis Aceituno, P., Ehsani, M., & Jost, J.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Vilimelis Aceituno, Pau||Ehsani, Masud||Jost, J├╝rgen

publication date

  • February 2020