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date: 04 February 2023

Retinal Mechanisms for Motion Detectionlocked

Retinal Mechanisms for Motion Detectionlocked

  • Mathew T. Summers, Mathew T. SummersDepartment of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Malak El QuessnyMalak El QuessnyDepartment of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Berkeley
  •  and Marla B. FellerMarla B. FellerDepartment of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Summary

Motion is a key feature of the sensory experience of visual animals. The mammalian retina has evolved a number of diverse motion sensors to detect and parse visual motion into behaviorally relevant neural signals. Extensive work has identified retinal outputs encoding directional and nondirectional motion, and the intermediate circuitry underlying this tuning. Detailed circuit mechanism investigation has established retinal direction selectivity in particular as a model system of neural computation.

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  • Sensory Systems

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