Eli Brenner is a researcher in the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam and works closely with Jeroen Smeets. His main interest is in vision and how it is used to guide our actions. Additionally he is interested in many other aspects of perception and action. A comprehensive list of publications is available from Google Scholar.
AVA Annual Meeting 2013: Visual and other Factors in the Timing of Interception
In vivo recordings from primary visual cortex reveal that spontaneous background activity can be as complex as activity evoked by visual stimuli. Embedding visually evoked responses in such a strong and complex background seems like a confusing way to represent information about the visual world. However, modeling studies indicate that, contrary to intuition, information about visual stimuli may be better conveyed by a network displaying chaotic background activity than by a network without spontaneous activity.