Neuronal diversity in the retina

@article{Masland2001NeuronalDI,
  title={Neuronal diversity in the retina},
  author={Richard H. Masland},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurobiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={11},
  pages={431-436}
}
  • R. Masland
  • Published 1 August 2001
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current Opinion in Neurobiology
The listing of cell types present in the retina is nearing completion, the first time this can be said for any significantly complex sample of the central nervous system. Mammalian retinas contain approximately 55 separate neuronal types. The functions of 22 of them are known or can be strongly inferred. For these 22, in every instance, a cell defined as a 'type' by structural criteria carries out a distinct and individual physiological function. Electrophysiological experiments continue to… Expand
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