Retinal direction selectivity after targeted laser ablation of starburst amacrine cells

@article{He1997RetinalDS,
  title={Retinal direction selectivity after targeted laser ablation of starburst amacrine cells},
  author={Shigang He and Richard H. Masland},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1997},
  volume={389},
  pages={378-382}
}
Directionally selective retinal ganglion cells respond strongly when a stimulus moves in their preferred direction, but respond little or not at all when it moves in the opposite direction. This selectivity represents a classic paradigm of computation by neural microcircuits, but its cellular mechanism remains obscure. The directionally selective ganglion cells receive many synapses from a type of amacrine cell termed ‘starburst’ because of its regularly spaced, evenly radiating dendrites… CONTINUE READING

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