Convergence and segregation of the multiple rod pathways in mammalian retina.

@article{Vlgyi2004ConvergenceAS,
  title={Convergence and segregation of the multiple rod pathways in mammalian retina.},
  author={B{\'e}la V{\"o}lgyi and Michael R Deans and David L. Paul and Stewart A. Bloomfield},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 49},
  pages={11182-92}
}
Using a multidisciplinary approach, we demonstrate that three different pathways are responsible for the transmission of rod signals across the mouse retina. Each pathway serves a primarily nonoverlapping range of stimulus intensities, with ganglion cells receiving either segregated or convergent inputs. For both on-center (ON) and off-center (OFF) ganglion cells, the primary rod pathway carries signals with the lowest threshold, whereas the secondary rod pathway is less sensitive by… CONTINUE READING
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