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Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience
Sensory systems are the interface between an animal and its environment. Therefore, it is essential for the survival of a species that its sensory neurons are optimized for encoding all behaviorally relevant information contained in a stimulus. However, the characteristics of the sensory input perceived by an animal change over time depending on both the external world and the behavioral state of the animal. In the visual system of vertebrates and invertebrates the question of how sensorydoi:10.1007/978-1-4614-6675-8_100191 fatcat:3tq2bdzrxjdddfhusyvmhw27xe