The maintained discharge of neurons in the cat lateral geniculate nucleus: spectral analysis and computational modeling.

@article{Mukherjee1998TheMD,
  title={The maintained discharge of neurons in the cat lateral geniculate nucleus: spectral analysis and computational modeling.},
  author={Pradip Mukherjee and Ehud Kaplan},
  journal={Visual neuroscience},
  year={1998},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={529-39}
}
The maintained discharge of neurons along the early visual pathway in mammals constitutes the "noise" from which the visual signal must be discriminated. The statistics of this background noise in cat retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) have been shown to conform to that of a gamma-distributed renewal process (Kuffler et al., 1957; Barlow & Levick, 1969), and power spectrum analysis reveals that this property allows for low noise levels at the temporal-frequency range (0-10 Hz) most important for… CONTINUE READING
8 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers