Herbert J. Reitboeck

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Primary visual coding can be characterized by the receptive field (RF) properties of single neurons. Subject of this paper is our search for a global, second coding step beyond the RF-concept that links related features in a visual scene. In recent models of visual coding, oscillatory activities have been proposed to constitute such linking signals. We(More)
We adapted to the neocortex of waking monkeys a method for multiple microelectrode recording devised by Reitboeck. A sliding platform allows micropositioning of 7 electrodes independently, in 2 microns steps. Microelectrodes are quartz glass filaments (80 microns o.d.) with central metal cores (30 microns) of tungsten-platinum alloy. Filaments are drawn in(More)
Methods for the fabrication of tungsten-glass and platinum-rhodium-quartz fiber microelectrodes and of fiber pipettes are described and the electrical and mechanical properties of fiber electrodes are discussed. These properties (minimal tissue damage, good single unit isolation and temporal stability) make them particularly suited for multielectrode(More)
The performance of technical and biological vision systems crucially relies on powerful processing capabilities. Robust object recognition must be based on representations of segmented object candidates which are kept stable and sparse despite the highly variable nature of the environment. Here, we propose a network of pulse-coding neurons based on(More)
Temporary correlated activity of neuron assemblies is believed to play a substantial role for the brain's pattern recognition ability. To study the underlying principles of such mechanisms, a method is proposed for the characterization of the interneuronal and stimulus-response coupling changes of two periodically driven and simultaneously recorded units.(More)
A new type of recording microelectrode with mechanical and electrical properties suitable for use in microelectrode assemblies for neurophysiological studies in the central nervous system was developed by adaptation of principles from optical fiber technology. A microdrive for independent positioning of up to 7 electrodes for the recording of electrical(More)
The mapping of retinal space onto the striate cortex of some mammals can be approximated by a log-polar function. It has been proposed that this mapping is of functional importance for scale- and rotation-invariant pattern recognition in the visual system. An exact log-polar transform converts centered scaling and rotation into translations. A subsequent(More)
We have developed a method to define a spatial-temporal receptive field (RF) for local, intracortically recorded field potentials in the visual cortex. In analogy to the classic RF concept, a relation between stimulus position and a single recording location is evaluated. Our receptive field cinematogram (RF-Cine) approach, additionally, includes the(More)