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    Hung, Chou P Ramsden, Benjamin M and Roe, Anna Wang 2007. A functional circuitry for edge-induced brightness perception. Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 10, Issue. 9, p. 1185.

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Surface representation by population coding

  • Hidehiko Komatsu (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 December 1998

Although there is empirical evidence of neural filling-in, this does not necessarily entail “isomorphic” theory. Most cortical neurons do not respond to a uniform surface and are instead sensitive to surface size and quality. I propose that a population of such neurons encodes the presence of a surface. This scheme is different from either the “cognitive” or “isomorphic” theories.

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