Temporal encoding of two-dimensional patterns by single units in primate inferior temporal cortex. I. Response characteristics.

@article{Richmond1987TemporalEO,
  title={Temporal encoding of two-dimensional patterns by single units in primate inferior temporal cortex. I. Response characteristics.},
  author={Barry J. Richmond and Lance M. Optican and Michael D Podell and Hedva Spitzer},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={132-46}
}
We seek a general approach to determine what stimulus features visual neurons are sensitive to and how those features are represented by the neuron's responses. Because lesions of inferior temporal (IT) cortex interfere with a monkey's ability to perform pattern discrimination tasks we studied IT neurons. Previous single-unit studies have shown that IT neurons sometimes respond more strongly to complex stimuli (brushes, hands, faces) than to simple stimuli (bars, slits, edges). However, it is… CONTINUE READING
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