Normalization of cell responses in cat striate cortex

  title={Normalization of cell responses in cat striate cortex},
  author={David J. Heeger},
  journal={Visual Neuroscience},
  pages={181 - 197}
  • D. Heeger
  • Published 1 August 1992
  • Biology
  • Visual Neuroscience
Abstract Simple cells in the striate cortex have been depicted as half-wave-rectified linear operators. Complex cells have been depicted as energy mechanisms, constructed from the squared sum of the outputs of quadrature pairs of linear operators. However, the linear/energy model falls short of a complete explanation of striate cell responses. In this paper, a modified version of the linear/energy model is presented in which striate cells mutually inhibit one another, effectively normalizing… 

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