Research report 2007 - Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
How do neurons collectively process visual information?
Computational Vision and Neuroscience (Dr. Matthias Bethge)
MPI für biologische Kybernetik, Tübingen
SummaryKnowledge 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.