Spiking models of auditory perception In classical connectionism, the information is conveyed by the firing rate of neurons. Spiking neuron models offer an additional dimension to the rate: synchrony. Synchronous spike trains are more effective than uncorrelated ones in driving the responses of target neurons. Because neurons can encode their inputs in a sequence of precisely timed spikes, input similarity translates into synchronous spiking, which can be easily detected by afferent (...)