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02 - Retinal processing II & Pathways - Oct 25, 2016

Topics addressed in the lecture:

  • Perceptual sensitivity and working range
  • Retinal ganglion cell receptive fields
  • Luminance adaptation
  • Weber law
  • Temporal receptive field properties

Examples for questions you should be able to answer:

  • Explain how the feed-forward connectivity and lateral interaction in the retina leads to on-center ganglion cell receptive fields
  • Define a visual receptive field. How does the receptive field of an off-center retinal ganglion cell look like?

Important concepts:

  • Center-surround antagonism
  • Contrast encoding
  • Trade-off between sensitivity and working range
  • Luminance invariance

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Last update of this page: Oct 25, 2016