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Table of Contents: December 2007

Our eyes are constantly moving, which blurs the image of the world across the retina. Shown here is a neural network model of the visual cortex that removes this motion blur by using neural connections that are matched to the statistics of eye movements (see Pitkow et al., e331).

Image Credit: Artwork by Xaq Pitkow, created using Adobe Illustrator

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