Measuring the transmitted information in metric-based clustering has become something of a standard test for the performance of a spike train metric. In this comment, the recently proposed L_p Victor-Purpura metric is used to cluster spiking responses to zebra finch songs, recorded from field L of anesthetized zebra finch. It is found that for these data the L_p metrics with p>1 modestly outperform the standard, p=1, Victor-Purpura metric. It is argued that this is because for larger values of p, the metric comes closer to performing windowed coincidence detection.
|Publication status||Unpublished - 10 Aug 2009|
Bibliographical note9 pages, 3 figures included as latex