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Synchrony as the population activity variance
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Predicting synchronous firing of large neural populations from sequential recordings
PLoS Comput Biol, Jan 28, 2021;

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We computed the population activity at time t as the sum over all the neurons of their spike-counts, $K(t)≡∑ini(t)$. We then defined the population synchrony as the average over time of the variance of K(t). It follows:

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