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Sensitivity of Populations of Visual Cortical Cells to Variable Period Stimulation

Nature volume 212, pages 323324 (15 October 1966) | Download Citation

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THE hypothesis has been advanced that pictorial information is processed by the mammalian visual system as distinct frames of data1–3. Bearing in mind the mechanics of physical image processing systems, it is apparent that the number of frames which can be processed each second is not without limit. The purpose of this investigation was to answer several questions: (1) How many frames can the mammalian visual system process in one second ? (2) If finite, is the rate fixed or variable ? (3) If fixed, what is the rate ? (4) If variable, what is the “processing time” for one frame ?

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  1. U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts.

    • PHILIP I. HERSHBERG

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