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Temporal Encoding of Visual Features by Cortical Neurons

  • Lance M. Optican
  • John W. McClurkin

Abstract

Neurophysiological studies have shown that visual information is carried not only by which subset of neurons is active, but also by the temporal messages they carry. Recent theories of visual processing look at both temporal and spatial properties of cortical neurons to elucidate some of the higher order mechanisms that underlie perception. The spatio-temporal approach to neuronal encoding should lead beyond reductionist approaches, that look only at neuronal selectivity, to integrative approaches, that model visual information processing to understand visual function.

Keywords

Cortical Neuron Temporal Code Inferior Temporal Cortex Visual Discrimination Task Visual Neuron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lance M. Optican
    • 1
  • John W. McClurkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research National Eye InstituteNIHBethesdaUSA

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