A Conceptual Model of Amphibian’s Tectum Opticum with Probabilistic Coded Outputs

  • Arminda Moreno-Díaz
  • Gabriel de Blasio
  • Roberto Moreno-Díaz
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3561)


Systems theoretical methods used to describe lower vertebrate retinal processing [1] can be extended to include models of the amphibian tectum. Figure 1 is a diagram of the frog’s visual system with the eyes enlarged so that the ganglion cells can be illustrated collecting information from the retina and conveying it to both the optic tectum and the geniculate nucleus. Connections to the tectum are the principal ones. Experiments indicate that only the presence of blue light in the field of view is reported to the geniculate.


Ganglion Cell Optic Tectum Lateral Coupling Tectal Neuron Tectal Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arminda Moreno-Díaz
    • 1
  • Gabriel de Blasio
    • 2
  • Roberto Moreno-Díaz
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceMadrid Technical University 
  2. 2.Instituto Universitario de Ciencias y Tecnologías CibernéticasUniversidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 

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