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at a particular orientation in the visual ﬁeld. Neurons spontaneously recording every once in a while. Neurons around also had an effect, so if light was
shining on neighbor, could inhibit the cell from ﬁring at all (lateral inhibition property). Cells in the thalamus.. The Nature of Receptive Fields!
Neurons within Area MT are tuned to motion in a particular direction! These neurons typically have a tuning property. They
are responsive to the light that is moving in a particular
direction. The neuron in this different areas have a
peak response in the particular stimulus feature they
are sensitive too (orientation, direction of the light, etc). Studies were able to show that the Area
V4 is sensitive to color and MT is
sensitive in motion. The Nature of Receptive Fields! Area V4
processes color! Area MT
processes motion! The Nature of Receptive Fields!
A topographic representation in the visual cortex that reﬂects spatial properties of the
environment in an eye-based reference frame. For example, primary visual cortex
contains a retinotopic map of t...
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- Fall '11
- Lateral geniculate nucleus, visual cortex