|Budget Amount *help
¥84,370,000 (Direct Cost: ¥64,900,000、Indirect Cost: ¥19,470,000)
Fiscal Year 2014: ¥13,390,000 (Direct Cost: ¥10,300,000、Indirect Cost: ¥3,090,000)
Fiscal Year 2013: ¥14,040,000 (Direct Cost: ¥10,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥3,240,000)
Fiscal Year 2012: ¥17,290,000 (Direct Cost: ¥13,300,000、Indirect Cost: ¥3,990,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥20,410,000 (Direct Cost: ¥15,700,000、Indirect Cost: ¥4,710,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥19,240,000 (Direct Cost: ¥14,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥4,440,000)
|Outline of Final Research Achievements
Using locally designed and constructed experiment systems capable of recording simultaneously from tens of neurons, we have conducted neurophysiological studies on early and mid-stage visual areas in mammalian visual cortex. The purpose of research is to separate stimulus selectivities of neurons into various components including, form, texture, and binocular cues.
We have developed and applied new analysis methods to explore high-dimensional stimulus parameter space in a highly efficient manner. With these neurophysiological experiments, we have characterized neurons with respect to binocular texture cues. We have also obtained information regarding the degree of integration of neural circuitry that shape stimulus selectivities of high-order neurons based on the input from low-order neurons within the visual cortex.