Research report 2007 - Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

How do neurons collectively process visual information?

Authors
Bethge, Matthias
Departments

Computational Vision and Neuroscience (Dr. Matthias Bethge)
MPI für biologische Kybernetik, Tübingen

Summary
Knowledge about neural signaling originates from experiments where the activity of a neuron is correlated with stimuli. Meanwhile, simultaneous recording from many neurons is possible. With new mathematical methods such experiments can be used to determine the response properties of neural networks rather than of individual cells. This allows us to analyze how retinal images are processed collectively by neural networks in the visual pathway.

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