The contribution of trained parameters to the goodness of fit of a Bayesian neural encoding model for the auditory system

Eric Plourde, Thilo Rode, Hubert H Lim

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Abstract

A Bayesian neural decoding model requires the use of a neural encoding model. The parameters of this encoding model are generally fitted to some training data and used subsequently in the decoding of a test stimulus. One encoding model that has been widely used for the auditory system implies the use of a generalized linear model (GLM) having three parameters accounting respectively for the spontaneous rate of the neuron, its spectro-temporal receptive field and the dynamics of the neuron. Here we present a cross-validation study of the goodness of fit of a GLM encoding model in order to quantify the effects on the fitting of using model parameters estimated from a training data set on a test data set. The goodness of fit is measured using Kolmogorov-Smirnov (KS) statistics. It is observed that using trained parameters on the test data yields a much poorer than expected goodness of fit of the auditory encoding model, with only 5% of the neurons having a suitable fit. Moreover, we show that this poor goodness of fit is the result of all three parameters of the auditory GLM encoding model being inadequate for the test data. Using such parameters in a decoding framework may thus result in a biased decoded stimulus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 7th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2015
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages910-913
Number of pages4
Volume2015-July
ISBN (Electronic)9781467363891
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event7th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2015 - Montpellier, France
Duration: Apr 22 2015Apr 24 2015

Other

Other7th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2015
CountryFrance
CityMontpellier
Period4/22/154/24/15

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