[visionlist] Tutorial on "Understanding early visual receptive fields from efficient coding principles"

Li Zhaoping li.zhaoping at tuebingen.mpg.de
Thu Jul 1 12:26:12 -04 2021

Understanding principles of efficient coding can enable you to answer 
questions such as: why should the input contrast response function of a 
neuron take its particular form? Why do retinal ganglion cells have 
center-surround receptive fields? How correlated or uncorrelated should 
the visual responses from different retinal ganglion cells be? Why do 
receptive fields of retinal ganglion cells increase their sizes in dim 
light? How could visual coding depend on animal species? Why are color 
selective V1 neurons less sensitive to visual motion signals? How can 
one predict the ocular dominance properties of V1 neurons from 
developmental conditions? How should neurons adapt to changes in visual 

This tutorial guides you on how to answer such questions.

It contains:
(1) A list of 45 short video lecture clips (about 10 minutes each on 
average) on YouTube, see 
(2) In addition to (1), you can join CNS *2021 (see 
https://www.cnsorg.org/cns-2021-tutorials#T3 ), which enables social 
interactions with the lecturer and other students via Discord, and on 
July 3rd (the tutorial day) for highlights, Q&As, and discussions.


Li Zhaoping
PS: we also have positions for Human visual psychophysics postdoc/Ph.D. 
students and others, see

Li Zhaoping, Ph.D.
Prof. of Cognitive Science, University of Tuebingen
Head of Department of Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems,
Max Planck Institute of Biological Cybernetics
Author of "Understanding vision: theory, models, and data", Oxford University Press, 2014

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