Receptive Field Analysis of Space and Time in the Visual Cortex

Wednesday, January 14, 1998 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Keller 3-180
Ralph Freeman (University of California, Berkeley)
Neurophysiological studies will be discussed in which single neurons or neuronal pairs are studied by using microelectrodes in the visual cortex. Stimulation and analysis techniques are used by which it is possible to obtain complete receptive field maps in spatial and temporal dimensions. One of the applications of this procedure is to determine how pairs of neurons, recorded together, compare in terms of a wide range of receptive field properties. Results will be discussed along with theoretical implications.