Distinct Roles of the Cortical Layers of Area V1 in Figure-Ground Segregation

@article{Self2013DistinctRO,
  title={Distinct Roles of the Cortical Layers of Area V1 in Figure-Ground Segregation},
  author={Matthew W Self and Timo van Kerkoerle and Hans Sup{\`e}r and Pieter R. Roelfsema},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={23},
  pages={2121-2129}
}
BACKGROUND What roles do the different cortical layers play in visual processing? We recorded simultaneously from all layers of the primary visual cortex while monkeys performed a figure-ground segregation task. This task can be divided into different subprocesses that are thought to engage feedforward, horizontal, and feedback processes at different time points. These different connection types have different patterns of laminar terminations in V1 and can therefore be distinguished with… CONTINUE READING