BSB planned and designed the research and ran model simulation for generating results. TSG performed data acquisition, data processing, model simulation and generating results related to electron retina. LB and AB made voluntary research contributions to the software code of the model; LB contributed towards object oriented Python script for the multi-node LGN architecture and related data visualisation; AB contributed towards Python script for data processing and visualisation of results. AR and ABS supported with SpiNNaker toolchain and implementation of the model on SpiNNaker. IS performed power analysis of the model simulation on SpiNNaker. SBF provided guidance and support on the research. BSB, TSG, AB and IS generated the figures. BSB, TSG, ABS, AR, IS and SBF wrote the manuscript.