Retinal Encoding of Natural Inputs

May 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Fred Rieke; hosted by Greg Field
Fred Rieke

Our research focuses on sensory signal processing, particularly in cases where sensory systems perform at or near the limits imposed by physics. Photon counting in the visual system is a beautiful example. At its peak sensitivity, the performance of the visual system is limited more by the division of light into discrete photons than by biological noise or inefficiencies. This observation guides our investigation of the underlying mechanisms.