What determines visual response properties?
One approach to this question examines receptive field structure, in the hope that this might lead to a picture of the inputs to the cell. For simple cells in visual cortex, previous studies have shown by looking across populations that response properties correspond to receptive field maps. The work presented here takes advantage of adaptation, which reliably alters responses in single cells. Thus, the correlation between receptive field structure and response properties can be observed in single cells.
A recent observation of a very specific timing aftereffect in responses to drifting gratings is used in this poster to illustrate this correspondence.
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