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Perceptual learning: Is V1 up to the task?

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Alexander Thiele


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Our ability to make fine visual discriminations improves with practice, and so at some level so must our visual system. A new paper reports that the receptive field structure of a neuron can be fine-tuned for different visual tasks. These findings raise important questions about the circuitry and mechanisms that underly perceptual learning.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Thiele A

Publication type: Note

Publication status: Published

Journal: Current Biology

Year: 2004

Volume: 14

Issue: 16

Pages: R671-R673

ISSN (print): 0960-9822

ISSN (electronic): 1879-0445


DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2004.08.016

PubMed id: 15324688