“Sensory relays are for detecting, in the incoming messages, certain “passwords” that have a particular key significance for the animal.”
-Barlow, 1961, Possible Principles Underlying the Transformations of Sensory Messages
Satisfying finally knowing the name of a concept and where it came from. Efficient coding hypothesis – the idea that the sense, in particular vision, compresses or encodes or rejects information based upon a need for efficiency (due to having limited resources).
Inspired by this cat from 1954 and what it represents for shannon’s information theory, data compression / information simplification / human’s natural compression/decompression abilities.