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I am currently writing a paper about how neurons encode a stimuli. We would like a noun for the process of encoding, something like "encodement". However, I am not sure whether this is the best choice. Any ideas?

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    "Encoding" is what I'd use. – Hot Licks Apr 7 '15 at 20:48
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    Welcome to EL&U, Shawn. I've removed your sign-off because the site is designed to be used as a kind of "databank" way into the future when the original requester and answerer are long forgotten. Thanks for the question, though. – Dan Sheppard Apr 7 '15 at 21:26
  • The noun for encoding is encoding. – Drew Apr 7 '15 at 23:09
  • Thanks to everyone! I like the "encoding". Can't believe that I didn't think about the most obvious solution :) – Shawn Wang Apr 8 '15 at 0:57
  • @DanSheppard Thanks for editing! I got used to the mailing-list way of asking questions. Will follow the new format from now on! – Shawn Wang Apr 8 '15 at 0:58
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It's "the encoding" :-)

See at Google Books:

"the encoding is performed"

What is performed is a "process."

Sometimes specialized names are used:

Semisupervised learning in computational linguistics - Page 65 Steven P. Abney - 2008

If classifiers make uncorrelated errors, and codewords are maximally distant from one another, the encoding method is robust to errors made by the individual classifiers. The encoding is called an Error-Correcting Output Code (ECOC);

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