Biophysics of neural computation
This paper discusses neural computation in vision. Optimal design links structure-function relationships. This is evident at the cellular level with rod photoreceptor structure subserving detection in the presence of noise; and it is evident in the architecture of neural networks in which parallel computation is carried out in converging and diverging lines between different levels of the nervous system. Such an architecture makes possible some interesting schemes for information processing, including the computation of explicit parameters, resolution and reliability.
KeywordsBiophysics optimality cells and networks parallel processing convergence-divergence
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