Research meeting - 2020-05-18


In barrel cortex, TC axons are dense in L6 (cone-shaped so sorta upper L6 and sorta barrel compartments). L6 CT cells tend to associate with one thalamic pathway and related layers, e.g. magnocellular LGN, so there’s probably a lot of differences between species and regions.

About whether the larger RFs are formed by direct input from thalamus:

L5 cells in barrel columns receive direct input for just 1 or two whiskers, whereas the ones in septal columns receive it directly for several whiskers.
Origins of Cortical Layer V Surround Receptive Fields in the Rat Barrel Cortex
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Thank you so much, Numenta, for continuing to stream your research meetings.


@jhawkins in support of what you spoke about in the meeting about the direct connections from LGN to Layer 2/3 complex cells, this recent paper A segregated cortical stream for retinal direction selectivity demonstrates “a functional pathway that links retinal horizontal DS cells to area RL while bypassing L4 of V1: dLGN → V1 L2/3 → RL.”

At minute 46 @jhawkins talks about a paper @FFiebig mentioned in his 3-part review of his Cosyne 2020 visit.

Could it be this review? Florian talks about a paper by Peijia Yu et al titled Measuring and modeling a fine spatial scale clustering of orientation tuning in L2/3 of mouse V1

I can’t seem to find the paper, but in the Cosyne program book you can read the paper’s abstract on page 52 (which is page 70 in the pdf).

Thank you Numenta - both because it’s awesome to have access to this and for honoring Matt’s achievement by continuing it.

Taking a moment to think of Matt and his family. #RIP #GoodDude

Thank you for finding this. Good to hear again. What I would like is to read a paper, or even a poster, that describes this finding. Florian was not able to find either one, but perhaps one is available now.