Monochromaticity of Orientation Maps in V1 Implies Minimum Variance for Hypercolumn Size

  title={Monochromaticity of Orientation Maps in V1 Implies Minimum Variance for Hypercolumn Size},
  author={Alexandre Afgoustidis},
  journal={Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience},
In the primary visual cortex of many mammals, the processing of sensory information involves recognizing stimuli orientations. The repartition of preferred orientations of neurons in some areas is remarkable: a repetitive, non-periodic, layout. This repetitive pattern is understood to be fundamental for basic non-local aspects of vision, like the perception of contours, but important questions remain about its development and function. We focus here on Gaussian Random Fields, which provide a… Expand
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