A walk through of the mammalian visual system
From the retina to the superior colliculus, the lateral geniculate nucleus into primary visual cortex and beyond, this lecture gives a tour of the mammalian visual system highlighting the Nobel-prize winning discoveries of Hubel & Wiesel. Speaker: Clay Reid.
- A brief historical overview of vision research
- Retina, thalamus, visual cortex
- Cells in the retina: photoreceptors, bipolar cells, and ganglion cells
- Typical computations in the retina (examples)
- Receptive fields. Direction selectivity
- Visualization of neural responses with fluorescent dyes and optogenetics
- Concluding Q&A (from 44:09).
No prerequisites needed.