Archive for April, 2012

Circuit properties for visual recognition

Luke Woloszyn (PhD, 2011) and David Sheinberg have published an article in Neuron that reveals mechanisms of object recognition.  In their work, they demonstrated that output (excitatory) and intrinsic (inhibitory) neurons in inferotemporal cortex (IT) exhibited different neural code for familiar (excitatory cells) and novel (inhibitory) visual objects.  The work suggests that inhibitory IT neurons contribute to shaping the responses of IT output neurons.

Brown public affairs URL:

http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2012/04/plasticity

Neuron article URL:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896627312001900