Statistical models for spike trains: some thoughts on the current situation
Rob Kass
Department of Statistics and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University

I will discuss some of the problems involved in analyzing spike train data, together with LFPs, from substantial numbers of simultaneously-recorded neurons. For off-line analysis, the main topic I'll focus on is description of correlated activity. I will briefly review available statistical modeling approaches, and the scientific issues they aim to deal with, and will try to identify currently unmet needs. I also expect to say a few words about on-line analysis for neural prostheses.