The spatial structure of a nonlinear receptive field

  title={The spatial structure of a nonlinear receptive field},
  author={Gregory William Schwartz and Haruhisa Okawa and Felice A. Dunn and Josh L. Morgan and Daniel Kerschensteiner and Rachel O. L. Wong and Fred Rieke},
  journal={Nature neuroscience},
  pages={1572 - 1580}
Understanding a sensory system implies the ability to predict responses to a variety of inputs from a common model. In the retina, this includes predicting how the integration of signals across visual space shapes the outputs of retinal ganglion cells. Existing models of this process generalize poorly to predict responses to new stimuli. This failure arises in part from properties of the ganglion cell response that are not well captured by standard receptive-field mapping techniques: nonlinear… 

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