Concurrent processing and complexity of temporally encoded neuronal messages in visual perception

Academic Article


  • The intrinsic neuronal code that carries visual information and the perceptual mechanism for decoding that information are not known. However, multivariate statistics and information theory show that neurons in four visual areas simultaneously carry multiple, stimulus-related messages by utlizing multiplexed temporal codes. The complexity of these temporal messages increases progressively across the visual system, yet the temporal codes overlap in time. Thus, visual perception may depend on the concurrent processing of multiplexed temporal messages from all visual areas.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Science  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • McClurkin JW; Optican LM; Richmond BJ; Gawne TJ
  • Start Page

  • 675
  • End Page

  • 677
  • Volume

  • 253
  • Issue

  • 5020