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Complex cell receptive fields: evidence for a hierarchical mechanism

Van Kleef, Joshua; Cloherty, Shaun; Ibbotson, Michael


Simple cells in the primary visual cortex have segregated ON and OFF subregions in their receptive fields, while complex cells have overlapping ON and OFF subregions. These two cell types form the extremes at each end of a continuum of receptive field types. Hubel and Wiesel in 1962 suggested a hierarchical scheme of processing whereby spatially offset simple cells drive complex cells. Simple and complex cells are often classified by their responses to moving sine wave gratings: simple cells...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Physiology
DOI: 10.1113/jphysiol.2010.191452


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