A spike train is a series of discrete action potentials
from a neuron taken as a time series, sometimes referred to
as temporal coding. This string of neuronal
firing may be generated spontaneously or as a response to some
Taking a cue from nature, artificial neural networks may be implemented in computer software that reflect the basic physiology of an interconnected mesh of neurons. By presenting a sequence of input stimuli to this network, spike trains can be produced that reflect particular characteristics of the input.
The message is in the pattern of interaction, not in any individual message.