Cavanagh et al show that characterizing the temporal receptive field of integration of individual PFC neurons from their resting activity (via autocorrelation) helps predict their coding for value. In short, taking into account the temporal dynamics of neuron spiking yields more information about their role in representing value than spike rates alone.
Cavanagh, Sean E., et al. “Autocorrelation structure at rest predicts value correlates of single neurons during reward-guided choice.” eLife 5 (2016): e18937.
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