Parallel processing in the mammalian retina

@article{Wassle2004ParallelPI,
  title={Parallel processing in the mammalian retina},
  author={Heinz Wässle},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={747-757}
}
  • H. Wässle
  • Published 1 October 2004
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
Our eyes send different 'images' of the outside world to the brain — an image of contours (line drawing), a colour image (watercolour painting) or an image of moving objects (movie). This is commonly referred to as parallel processing, and starts as early as the first synapse of the retina, the cone pedicle. Here, the molecular composition of the transmitter receptors of the postsynaptic neurons defines which images are transferred to the inner retina. Within the second synaptic layer — the… Expand
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