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Author Legéndy, Charles

Title Circuits in the brain : a model of shape processing in the primary visual cortex / by Charles Legéndy
Published New York ; London : Springer, 2009


Description 1 online resource
Contents Part 1. Concepts of Brain Theory. 1. Lettvin's challenge. 2. Issues concerning the nature of neuronal response. 3. "Events" in the brain. 4. Cell assemblies. 5. Surprise, statistical inference, and conceptual notes. 6. A new term: ignitions which "reach" or "don't reach" a neuron. 7. Confirmation loops, powered by self-ignitions. 8. Communicating "relatedness" through time-linked ignitions. 9. Relational firing: broadcasting a shape through time-linked ignitions -- Part 2. Contour strings and the contour wave. 10. Enter the contour string. 11. Drift of the retinal image. 12. Theory of the simple cell. 13. Theory of the complex cell. 14. Corner processing: theory of the hypercomplex cell -- Part 3. Nodes, links, bridgeheads. 15. Nodes on contour strings. 16. Custom-made unstable networks made to support tracking. 17. Why is the drifting retinal image helpful in perception? 18. The maintenance of moving nodes and bridgeheads -- Part 4. Firing games and the integration of contours. 19. Making the first links by crawling along a contour string. 20. Using existing links to make new links on the same contour. 21. Completing a triangle of links
Summary This monograph is intended to be conceptually self-contained, in the sense that all theoretical concepts on which it builds are described in the text
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Form perception.
Visual cortex.
Neural circuitry -- Mathematical models
Form Perception -- physiology
Visual Perception -- physiology
Form Perception
Visual Cortex
Models, Neurological
Visual Cortex -- physiology
MEDICAL -- Neuroscience.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Neuropsychology.
Sciences de la vie.
Form perception
Neural circuitry -- Mathematical models
Visual cortex
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780387888491