Rapid Neural Coding in the Retina with Relative Spike Latencies

@article{Gollisch2008RapidNC,
  title={Rapid Neural Coding in the Retina with Relative Spike Latencies},
  author={Tim Gollisch and Markus Meister},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={319},
  pages={1108 - 1111}
}
Natural vision is a highly dynamic process. Frequent body, head, and eye movements constantly bring new images onto the retina for brief periods, challenging our understanding of the neural code for vision. We report that certain retinal ganglion cells encode the spatial structure of a briefly presented image in the relative timing of their first spikes. This code is found to be largely invariant to stimulus contrast and robust to noisy fluctuations in response latencies. Mechanistically, the… 

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