Internal state of monkey primary visual cortex (V1) predicts figure-ground perception.

@article{Supr2003InternalSO,
  title={Internal state of monkey primary visual cortex (V1) predicts figure-ground perception.},
  author={Hans Sup{\`e}r and Chris van der Togt and Henk Spekreijse and Victor A. F. Lamme},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={3407-14}
}
When stimulus information enters the visual cortex, it is rapidly processed for identification. However, sometimes the processing of the stimulus is inadequate and the subject fails to notice the stimulus. Human psychophysical studies show that this occurs during states of inattention or absent-mindedness. At a neurophysiological level, it remains unclear what these states are. To study the role of cortical state in perception, we analyzed neural activity in the monkey primary visual cortex… CONTINUE READING

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