Reconstruction of Images in the Visual Cortex
Receptive properties of neurons in visual pathways of mammalian brains have become clarified as a result of physiological and anatomical research. There are a number of neurons with rather simple receptive functions, which respond to different types of spatial differentiation of the lightness field. The significance of each function, however, is not yet understood in terms of visual perception. For instance, although the neurons for early stage visual processing participate in spatial differentiation, we are not particularly conscious of the spatial derivatives of images, but are able to recover the general images.
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