Evolution of neural computations: Mantis shrimp and human color decoding

Zaidi, Qasim, Marshall, Justin, Thoen, Hanne and Conway, Bevil R. (2014) Evolution of neural computations: Mantis shrimp and human color decoding. I-Perception, 5 6: 492-496. doi:10.1068/i0662sas

Author Zaidi, Qasim
Marshall, Justin
Thoen, Hanne
Conway, Bevil R.
Title Evolution of neural computations: Mantis shrimp and human color decoding
Journal name I-Perception   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2041-6695
Publication date 2014-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1068/i0662sas
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 5
Issue 6
Start page 492
End page 496
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Pion
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Mantis shrimp and primates both possess good color vision, but the neural implementation in the two species is very different, a reflection of the largely unrelated evolutionary lineages of these creatures. Mantis shrimp have scanning compound eyes with 12 classes of photoreceptors, and have evolved a system to decode color information at the front-end of the sensory stream. Primates have image-focusing eyes with three classes of cones, and decode color further along the visual-processing hierarchy. Despite these differences, we report a fascinating parallel between the computational strategies at the color-decoding stage in the brains of stomatopods and primates. Both species appear to use narrowly tuned cells that support interval decoding color identification.
Keyword Mantis shrimp
Primate color vision
Color decoding
Tuning curves
Winner take all
IT cortex
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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