I am VERY sorry to ask following questions.
I am quite new in the field of neuroscience.
Therefore, I am taking the coursera course “Computational Neuroscience” as well as reading the book “How to build a brain” by Mr. Eliasmith,
I am doing this for a practical course for my university, in which I should explain the work that need to be done to control a robotic system with body signals (EEG / EMG).
However, I am stuck at understanding the principle of NEF.
I have understood what encoding and decoding means.
But I am failing to capture the purpose of transformation and dynamics after encoding and decoding.
I read several explanation on different websites, but they confused me even more.
(I am feeling so silly…)
I think that I can work well with questions.
How does a stimulus cause a pattern of responses?
Goal: Mapping from a stimulus (e.g. audio) to the responds of neurons.
How can we reconstruct the stimulus?
Was it an audio or a light signal? And if so, how can the signal be described as?
Goal: Mapping from the responses of neurons to the stimulus.
What is the question of Transformation and Dynamics?
What is the purpose? What is the goal?
Hopefully, someone has got a second for answering me.
I would be very happy!