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Eye Smarter than Scientists Believed: Neural Computations in Circuits of the Retina
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We rely on our visual system to cope with the vast barrage of incoming light patterns and extract features from the scene that are relevant to our well-being. Expand
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Rapid Neural Coding in the Retina with Relative Spike Latencies
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We report that certain retinal ganglion cells encode the spatial structure of a briefly presented image in the relative timing of their first spikes. Expand
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Modeling Single-Neuron Dynamics and Computations: A Balance of Detail and Abstraction
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The fundamental building block of every nervous system is the single neuron. Expand
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Spike-timing precision underlies the coding efficiency of auditory receptor neurons.
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We recorded and analyzed spike trains from grasshopper auditory receptors, while systematically varying the stimulus statistics. Expand
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Modeling convergent ON and OFF pathways in the early visual system
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We introduce a new multi-pathway LN model for modeling the spiking activity of retinal ganglion cells in response to visual stimulation. Expand
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Spike-triggered covariance: geometric proof, symmetry properties, and extension beyond Gaussian stimuli
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The analysis of the spike-triggered covariance matrix provides a systematic methodology to detect relevant stimuli, applicable to spherical and elliptic stimulus distributions. Expand
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Features and functions of nonlinear spatial integration by retinal ganglion cells
  • T. Gollisch
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Physiology-Paris
  • 1 November 2013
Ganglion cells in the vertebrate retina integrate visual information over their receptive fields. They do so by pooling presynaptic excitatory inputs from typically many bipolar cells, whichExpand
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Deletion of the Presynaptic Scaffold CAST Reduces Active Zone Size in Rod Photoreceptors and Impairs Visual Processing
How size and shape of presynaptic active zones are regulated at the molecular level has remained elusive. Here we provide insight from studying rod photoreceptor ribbon-type active zones afterExpand
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Testing the Efficiency of Sensory Coding with Optimal Stimulus Ensembles
According to Barlow's seminal "efficient coding hypothesis," the coding strategy of sensory neurons should be matched to the statistics of stimuli that occur in an animal's natural habitat. Using anExpand
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Energy Integration Describes Sound-Intensity Coding in an Insect Auditory System
We investigate the transduction of sound stimuli into neural responses and focus on locust auditory receptor cells. As in other mechanosensory model systems, these neurons integrate acoustic inputsExpand
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