Direction selectivity in the retina: symmetry and asymmetry in structure and function

Vaney, David I., Sivyer, Benjamin and Taylor, W. Rowland (2012) Direction selectivity in the retina: symmetry and asymmetry in structure and function. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 13 3: 194-208. doi:10.1038/nrn3165


Author Vaney, David I.
Sivyer, Benjamin
Taylor, W. Rowland
Title Direction selectivity in the retina: symmetry and asymmetry in structure and function
Journal name Nature Reviews Neuroscience   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-003X
1471-0048
Publication date 2012-03
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1038/nrn3165
Volume 13
Issue 3
Start page 194
End page 208
Total pages 15
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Visual information is processed in the retina to a remarkable degree before it is transmitted to higher visual centres. Several types of retinal ganglion cells (the output neurons of the retina) respond preferentially to image motion in a particular direction, and each type of direction-selective ganglion cell (DSGC) is comprised of multiple subtypes with different preferred directions. The direction selectivity of the cells is generated by diverse mechanisms operating within microcircuits that rely on independent neuronal processing in individual dendrites of both the DSGCs and the presynaptic neurons that innervate them.
Keyword Starburst Amacrine Cells
Complex Receptive-Fields
Medial Terminal Nucleus
Accessory Optic-System
Rabbit Retina
Ganglion-Cells
Mouse Retina
Image Motion
Cholinergic Neurons
Mammalian Retina
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 8 February 2012.

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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