Effect of boundaries on the response of a neural network

L. Sirovich, S. E. Brodie, B. W. Knight

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The effect an abrupt boundary has upon the dynamical response of a neural network is investigated. The retina of the Limulus eye is used as a model system for studying this effect. A theoretical technique is presented for the quantitative prediction of the manner in which this neural network responds in the vicinity of its boundary. Corresponding experimental measurements of the response to moving stimuli by single optic neurons located near retinal boundaries are presented. Theory and experiment show detailed quantitative agreement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-445
Number of pages23
JournalBiophysical Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1979


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