The spatial structure of correlations in natural scenes shapes neural coding in mouse primary visual cortex

@inproceedings{Rikhye2014TheSS,
  title={The spatial structure of correlations in natural scenes shapes neural coding in mouse primary visual cortex},
  author={Rajeev Vijay Rikhye and Mriganka Sur},
  booktitle={BMC Neuroscience},
  year={2014}
}
Natural scenes, although complex in appearance, contain numerous statistical regularities. For instance, owing to surfaces and textures, neighboring pixels in natural images are strongly correlated in both space and time (Figure 1B). These correlations create strong dependencies between neurons that may limit neural coding efficiency. Thus, to produce an efficient representation, it has been proposed that neural circuits in the early visual system function to remove extraneous stimulus… CONTINUE READING