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More than meets the eye

Orientation selectivity in visual cortex is not simply the result of linear input summation. Instead, selectivity is enhanced by nonlinear dendritic transformation of spatially clustered, cotuned synaptic inputs.

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Figure 1: Contribution of nonlinear dendritic input integration to orientation selectivity in primary visual cortex neurons.

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Cardin, J. More than meets the eye. Nat Neurosci 19, 984–986 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.4341

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