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Figure 14

From: Mean-field analysis of orientation selectivity in inhibition-dominated networks of spiking neurons

Figure 14

Distribution and contrast invariance of selectivity. (A-C) Distribution of orientation selectivity in three different regimes of recurrence. Lighter colors code for lower contrasts. The mean OSI for each distribution is indicated in the corresponding brightness, respectively. OSI* is computed from the cosine fit, as in the main panel of FigureĀ 3B. (D) The mean OSI of all neurons in the network is shown for different levels of recurrence, at three different contrasts. Lower contrasts are plotted in lighter colors. Increasing the recurrence makes the OSI less susceptible to changes in contrast. For high recurrences, this invariance comes at the expense of a decreased selectivity, as the mean OSI in the network decreases. This trade-off between selectivity and invariance is quantified (in brown) by the average (over contrasts) of mean OSI (across neurons) divided by the standard deviation (over contrasts) of the average OSI (across neurons).

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