# Weak universality in sensory tradeoffs.

@article{Marzen2016WeakUI, title={Weak universality in sensory tradeoffs.}, author={Sarah E. Marzen and Simon Dedeo}, journal={Physical review. E}, year={2016}, volume={94 6-1}, pages={ 060101 } }

For many organisms, the number of sensory neurons is largely determined during development, before strong environmental cues are present. This is despite the fact that environments can fluctuate drastically both from generation to generation and within an organism's lifetime. How can organisms get by by hard coding the number of sensory neurons? We approach this question using rate-distortion theory. A combination of simulation and theory suggests that when environments are large, the rate…

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