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Theory of the Simple Cell

  • Charles R. Legéndy
Chapter

A simple cell (ideally) responds only when the contour is centered on its receptive field, not before and not after. It is already noted in the original papers of Hubel and Wiesel (1959) that simple cells are much harder to find in recording sessions than complex cells, because they only respond when the stimulus is exactly in the right place, and they are relatively silent otherwise.

Keywords

Receptive Field Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Simple Cell Quick Succession Distinct Pool 
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© Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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