Microsaccades enable efficient synchrony-based coding in the retina: a simulation study.

@article{Masquelier2016MicrosaccadesEE,
  title={Microsaccades enable efficient synchrony-based coding in the retina: a simulation study.},
  author={Timoth{\'e}e Masquelier and Geoffrey Portelli and Pierre Kornprobst},
  journal={Scientific reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={6},
  pages={
          24086
        }
}
It is now reasonably well established that microsaccades (MS) enhance visual perception, although the underlying neuronal mechanisms are unclear. Here, using numerical simulations, we show that MSs enable efficient synchrony-based coding among the primate retinal ganglion cells (RGC). First, using a jerking contrast edge as stimulus, we demonstrate a qualitative change in the RGC responses: synchronous firing, with a precision in the 10 ms range, only occurs at high speed and high contrast. MSs… CONTINUE READING
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