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The many faces of adaptation

Sensory neurons constantly adapt to the changing environment. It seems they can do this surprisingly quickly, and without losing their absolute frame of reference.

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Figure 1: Natural stimuli change dramatically in different contexts; for example, light levels vary from day to night.


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