Predicted contextual modulation varies with distance from pinwheel centers in the orientation preference map

@inproceedings{Okamoto2011PredictedCM,
  title={Predicted contextual modulation varies with distance from pinwheel centers in the orientation preference map},
  author={Tsuyoshi Okamoto and Koji Ikezoe and Hiroshi Tamura and Masataka Watanabe and Kazuyuki Aihara and Ichiro Fujita},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2011}
}
In the primary visual cortex (V1) of some mammals, columns of neurons with the full range of orientation preferences converge at the center of a pinwheel-like arrangement, the 'pinwheel center' (PWC). Because a neuron receives abundant inputs from nearby neurons, the neuron's position on the cortical map likely has a significant impact on its responses to… CONTINUE READING