Illuminating synapses and circuitry in the retina.

  title={Illuminating synapses and circuitry in the retina.},
  author={Nicholas Oesch and W. Wade Kothmann and Jeffrey S Diamond},
  journal={Current opinion in neurobiology},
  volume={21 2},
In the central nervous system, space is at a premium. This is especially true in the retina, where synapses, cells, and circuitry have evolved to maximize signal-processing capacity within a thin, optically transparent tissue. For example, at some retinal synapses, single presynaptic active zones contact multiple postsynaptic targets; some individual neurons perform completely different tasks depending on visual conditions, while others execute hundreds of circuit computations in parallel; and… CONTINUE READING

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