In this chapter, you will look at how to decode a continuous, time-varying stimulus from neuronal signals. Specifically, this chapter will address how to decode the instantaneous hand position from a population of motor cortical neurons recorded from a macaque monkey. You will also see how information about how the hand position changes over time can be used to improve your decoding.
kinematic; mean spike count; Bayesian statistics; maximum a posteriori estimation; recursive Bayesian estimation; state equation; observation equation
The preceding chapter explored methods of decoding movement direction from neuronal signals. The movement direction was ...