[Comp-neuro] Review article: Towards building a more complex view of the lateral geniculate nucleus: Recent advances in understanding its role
masoud.ghodrati at monash.edu
Mon Jul 17 10:17:11 CEST 2017
Dear vision scientists,
We would like to draw your attention to our recent review paper
entitled "Towards building a more complex view of the lateral geniculate
nucleus: Recent advances in understanding its role
published in Progress in Neurobiology, Jun 2017. We hope that this review
can link different findings about the LGN function and opens new research
avenues in the field.
*Recent evidence shows that lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) has more
sophisticated functions than a mere relaying hub. We provide a rather
unfiltered and eclectic review of the LGN functions, with some focus on its
computational role, as well as its role in higher level cognitive process
(specifically higher level vision). **In particular, we argue that the LGN
has a variety of complex nonlinear behaviors (perhaps the most interesting
nonlinearity involves feedback from cortex). We suggest further development
of feedback models of high-level vision considering the LGN function.
Because of LGN’s contribution in temporal aspects of object processing,
modeling LGN function particularly becomes more important when considering
non-stationary stimuli (such as videos). Predictive coding and expectation
coding models are in this direction.*
Here is authors’ free PDF version of the manuscript: https://goo.gl/KCmUR7
Department of Physiology,
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
E-mails: masoud.ghodrati at monash.edu
Web pages (Personal) : https://sites.google.com/site/masoudghodrati1985/
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