A natural approach to studying vision

Felsen, G., Dan, Y. (December 2005) A natural approach to studying vision. Nat Neurosci, 8 (12). pp. 1643-6. ISSN 1097-6256 (Print)

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16306891
DOI: 10.1038/nn1608


An ultimate goal of systems neuroscience is to understand how sensory stimuli encountered in the natural environment are processed by neural circuits. Achieving this goal requires knowledge of both the characteristics of natural stimuli and the response properties of sensory neurons under natural stimulation. Most of our current notions of sensory processing have come from experiments using simple, parametric stimulus sets. However, a growing number of researchers have begun to question whether this approach alone is sufficient for understanding the real-life sensory tasks performed by the organism. Here, focusing on the early visual pathway, we argue that the use of natural stimuli is vital for advancing our understanding of sensory processing.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Action Potentials physiology Animals Artifacts Brain physiology Humans Models Neurological Neurons physiology Neurophysiology methods standards Photic Stimulation methods Signal Processing Computer-Assisted Visual Fields physiology Visual Pathways physiology Visual Perception physiology
Subjects: organism description > animal behavior
organism description > animal behavior > vision
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Communities: CSHL labs > Mainen lab
Depositing User: CSHL Librarian
Date: December 2005
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2012 17:21
Last Modified: 03 May 2018 15:55
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URI: https://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/22566

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