"Brain dynamics, from information to behavior" workshop
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- Laurent Perrinet, Guillaume S. Masson. Decoding low-level neural information to track visual motion, URL . 2009 abstractMoving the eyes rapidly to track a visual object moving in a cluttered environment is an essential function. However, doing so rapidly and efficiently is constrained by a number of noise sources in the visual system and by the fact that information is collected locally before giving raise to a global signal. After reviewing some results made in the modeling of low-level sensory areas, I will expose a method to decode low-level neural information as describing visual information using a probabilistic representation. Decisions will therefore correspond to statistical inferences which are dynamically resolving the veridical speed of a moving object. We will illustrate this method by showing how ambiguous local information can be merged to give raise to a global response which resolves the aperture problem. Using this theoretical approach "in computo", we will illustrate how we may better understand results which are observed "in vivo" (optical imaging) as a neural code linking actively sensation and behavior..