retinavslgn - stimulus to be placed at a particular...

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Question from Handout 8 10. What fundamental property distinguishes simple and complex cells from the visual cells that exist in the retina and lgn? How does one account for the generation of this property? Is this fundamental property to the shape of the receptive field/shape of light that is shown on it Just not sure why Thompson: They both respond to oriented light or dark edges or bars. The fundamental difference is that the simple cell requires the
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Unformatted text preview: stimulus to be placed at a particular position within its receptive field. The complex cell will respond when the stimulus is at any position within the receptive field as long as it is of the correct orientation. This property is determined by the particular connections that create each cell. I think this is pretty well explained by the notes, pg. 148 and 149. If you have a specific question here, I would be happy to help....
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2010 for the course BIO 365R taught by Professor Draper during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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