Retinal bipolar cells: elementary building blocks of vision

Euler, Thomas, Haverkamp, Silke, Schubert, Timm and Baden, Thomas (2014) Retinal bipolar cells: elementary building blocks of vision. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 15 (8). pp. 507-519. ISSN 1471-003X

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Abstract

Retinal bipolar cells are the first 'projection neurons' of the vertebrate visual system — all of the information needed for vision is relayed by this intraretinal connection. Each of the at least 13 distinct types of bipolar cells systematically transforms the photoreceptor input in a different way, thereby generating specific channels that encode stimulus properties, such as polarity, contrast, temporal profile and chromatic composition. As a result, bipolar cell output signals represent elementary 'building blocks' from which the microcircuits of the inner retina derive a feature-oriented description of the visual world.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Neuroscience
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Neuroscience
Depositing User: Thomas Baden
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 09:11
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 08:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/68929

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