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Title: Processing Visual Images

Abstract

The back of the eye is lined by an extraordinary biological pixel detector, the retina. This neural network is able to extract vital information about the external visual world, and transmit this information in a timely manner to the brain. In this talk, Professor Litke will describe a system that has been implemented to study how the retina processes and encodes dynamic visual images. Based on techniques and expertise acquired in the development of silicon microstrip detectors for high energy physics experiments, this system can simultaneously record the extracellular electrical activity of hundreds of retinal output neurons. After presenting first results obtained with this system, Professor Litke will describe additional applications of this incredible technology.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. (UC Santa Cruz)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1014104
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: SLAC Colloquium Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on March 27, 2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; BRAIN; EYES; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR; HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS; NERVE CELLS; NEURAL NETWORKS; PROCESSING; RETINA; SILICON; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER

Citation Formats

Litke, Alan. Processing Visual Images. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Litke, Alan. Processing Visual Images. United States.
Litke, Alan. Mon . "Processing Visual Images". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014104.
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