Intracortical Interactions in Visual Processing
NEW YORK UNIV MEDICAL CENTER NY DEPT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
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Microelectrodes were used to record responses from single cells in the visual system of cats, at the level of the visual cortex. Interactions were discovered and measured between the cell under study and neighboring cells, when these neighbors were stimulated with large patterns. The interactions obey specific rules. It is argued that these rules are ideal for separating and strengthening the neural response to one object from the response of myriad other neurons to a cluttered background. The next step in this project will be multielectrode array studies to isolate and identify the neurons participating in these interactions.
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