Nonstationary stochastic resonance viewed through the lens of information theory
Institute of Physics, University of Augsburg,
Universitätsstr. 1, 86159, Augsburg, Germany
Corresponding author: a firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 14 February 2009
In biological systems, information is frequently transferred with Poisson like spike processes (shot noise) modulated in time by information-carrying signals. How then to quantify information transfer by such processes for nonstationary input signals of finite duration? Is there some minimal length of the input signal duration versus its strength? Can such signals be better detected when immersed in noise stemming from the surroundings by increasing the stochastic intensity? These are some basic questions which we attempt to address within an analytical theory based on the Kullback-Leibler information concept applied to random processes.
PACS: 05.40.-a – Fluctuation phenomena, random processes, noise, and Brownian motion / 87.10.Ca – Analytical theories / 87.10.Vg – Biological information
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2009