PT - JOURNAL ARTICLE
AU - Porta Mana, PierGianLuca
AU - Torre, Emiliano
AU - Rostami, Vahid
TI - Inferences from a network to a subnetwork and vice versa under an assumption of symmetry
DP - 2015 Jan 01
TA - bioRxiv
4099 - http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2015/12/11/034199.short
4100 - http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2015/12/11/034199.full
AB - This note summarizes some mathematical relations between the probability distributions for the states of a network of binary units and a subnetwork thereof, under an assumption of symmetry. These relations are standard results of probability theory, but seem to be rarely used in neuroscience. Some of their consequences for inferences between network and subnetwork, especially in connection with the maximum-entropy principle, are briefly discussed. The meanings and applicability of the assumption of symmetry are also discussed.