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Neuronal connections underlying orientation selectivity in cat visual cortex

Ferster, David and Koch, Christof (1987) Neuronal connections underlying orientation selectivity in cat visual cortex. Trends in Neurosciences, 10 (2). pp. 487-492. ISSN 0166-2236. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20130816-103141834

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Abstract

How do neurons of the visual cortex acquire their acute sensitivity to the orientation of a visual stimulus? The question has preoccupied those who study the cortex since Hubel and Wiesel1 first described orientation selectivity over twenty-five years ago. At the time, they proposed an elegant and enduring model for the origin of orientation selectivity. Fig. 1A, which is adapted from their original paper and which contains the essence of their model, is by now familiar to most students of the visual system and to many others besides. Yet the model, and the central question that it addresses, is still the subject of intense debate. Competing models have arisen in the intervening years, along with diverse experiments that bear on them.


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Additional Information:©1987 Elsevier Publications Ltd. Work in D.F.'s laboratory is supported by grant EY04726 from the National Institutes of Health, and by a fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. CK. is supported by the Charles Lee Powell Foundation and by a fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The authors wish to thank David Van Essen for many extended discussions.
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Official Citation:David Ferster, Christof Koch, Neuronal connections underlying orientation selectivity in cat visual cortex, Trends in Neurosciences, Volume 10, Issue 12, December 1987, Pages 487-492, ISSN 0166-2236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0166-2236(87)90126-3. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0166223687901263)
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