A communication channel model for information transmission in the blowfly photoreceptor.

@article{Abshire2001ACC,
  title={A communication channel model for information transmission in the blowfly photoreceptor.},
  author={Pamela Abshire and Andreas G. Andreou},
  journal={Bio Systems},
  year={2001},
  volume={62 1-3},
  pages={113-33}
}
Biological photoreceptors transduce and communicate information about visual stimuli to other neurons through a series of signal transformations among physical states such as concentration of a chemical species, current, or the number of open ion channels. We present a communication channel model to quantify the transmission and degradation of visual information in the blowfly photoreceptor cell. The model is a cascade of linear transfer functions and noise sources that are derived from… CONTINUE READING