How the retina works

Wil Hadden ask at me.com
Thu Jul 1 14:17:33 EST 2004


"r norman" <rsn_ at _comcast.net> wrote in message
news:dfl8e09qe7p24gnd7eh4lanhb8cmbrpqp6 at 4ax.com...
> On Thu, 1 Jul 2004 19:06:46 +0100, "Wil Hadden" <ask at me.com> wrote:
>
> >
> In that case, what you need is far more than the introductory type
> things I outlined in another response.
>
> If you want your model to be anything other than simplistic, you need
> to understand what real neurons do, as opposed to "cartoon" neurons
> used in most "neural" models.  These are quite fine for research in
> information processing, even for research in visual information or
> image processing.  They are not at all suitable for research in how
> the eye actually works.
>


Eeek!

What I'm after is something a lot more akin to Mahowald and Mead's Silicon Retina except
done in software.
Would I still need to do into such detail?

Wil


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