We do curiosity-driven basic scientific research.
However, the knowledge we gain from these studies will not only advance our understanding of how animals see but, because the basic information processing mechanisms are similar in other sensory systems and in our brain, will provide new insight into many other, often clinically important processes in the nervous system. Thus, our results should be of great interest to academics and industry, seeking to understand biologically-inspired design for information sampling and processing by machines; principles which are usually more robust, cheaper, smaller and more energy-efficient than conventional engineering concepts. In long term, the new knowledge from our experiments and modelling may even help to manufacture novel adaptive biochips and test their performance as sensory implants.
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