The development of active binocular vision under normal and alternate rearing conditions

  • The development of binocular vision is an active learning process comprising the development of disparity tuned neurons in visual cortex and the establishment of precise vergence control of the eyes. We present a computational model for the learning and self-calibration of active binocular vision based on the Active Efficient Coding framework, an extension of classic efficient coding ideas to active perception. Under normal rearing conditions, the model develops disparity tuned neurons and precise vergence control, allowing it to correctly interpret random dot stereogramms. Under altered rearing conditions modeled after neurophysiological experiments, the model qualitatively reproduces key experimental findings on changes in binocularity and disparity tuning. Furthermore, the model makes testable predictions regarding how altered rearing conditions impede the learning of precise vergence control. Finally, the model predicts a surprising new effect that impaired vergence control affects the statistics of orientation tuning in visual cortical neurons.

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Author:Lukas KlimmaschORCiD, Johann SchneiderORCiD, Alexander LelaisORCiD, Bertram E. ShiORCiD, Jochen TrieschORCiD
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-726940
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.02.20.957449
Parent Title (English):bioRxiv
Document Type:Preprint
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2020/02/21
Date of first Publication:2020/02/21
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2023/06/22
Issue:2020.02.20.957449
Page Number:24
HeBIS-PPN:509407919
Institutes:Wissenschaftliche Zentren und koordinierte Programme / Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS)
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 150 Psychologie
6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Sammlungen:Universit├Ątspublikationen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-ND - Namensnennung - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International