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What is a face neuron?

Bardon A, Xiao W, Ponce CR, Livingstone MS, Kreiman G. Face neurons encode nonsemantic features. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 119, e2118705119, doi:10.1073/pnas.2118705119 PDF

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See also related work:

Face Neurons Encode More Than Faces. Harvard Brain Initiative News. The Interneuron. Jun 29, 2022

Xiao W. and Kreiman G. (2020). XDream: Finding preferred stimuli for visual neurons using generative networks and gradient-free optimization. PLoS Computational Biology 16(6): e1007973. PDF

Ponce C.R., Xiao W., Schade P.F., Hartmann T.S., Kreiman G., Livingstone M. (2019). Evolving Images for Visual Neurons Using a Deep Generative Network Reveals Coding Principles and Neuronal Preferences. Cell, 177:999-1009. PDF

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Evolving Images for Visual Neurons Using a Deep Generative Network Reveals Coding Principles

Ponce et al, Cell 2019

See article by Ponce et al, Cell 2019

See article by Xiao et al, PLoS Computational Biology 2020

See commentary by Afraz, Cell 2019

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What do neurons really want?

Carlos Ponce and Will Xiao present a new method to discover neuronal tuning preferences in an efficient and unbiased manner.

See Ponce et al Cell 2019 for more details. See also related discussion and overview in Kreiman 2019, The Scientist, The Atlantic, Science Friday, Cosmos, Medical XPress, Science Daily, and Science News.