Research report 2007 - Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Contextual integration in primary visual cortex
Schmidt, Kerstin E.
Kortikale Funktion und Dynamik (Dr. Kerstin Schmidt)
MPI für Hirnforschung, Frankfurt/Main
SummaryNeurons in primary visual cortex have been thought of as spatially restricted analyzers of the visual field. However, a single neuron’s response is also critically influenced by the visual context outside its receptive field. This report deals with investigations how contextual stimuli get integrated into the activity patterns of the visual cortex and which neuronal structures convey the subthreshold activity crucial for that integration.