Simulation of the Aii amacrine cell of mammalian retina: Functional consequences of electrical coupling and regenerative membrane properties

  title={Simulation of the Aii amacrine cell of mammalian retina: Functional consequences of electrical coupling and regenerative membrane properties},
  author={R G Smith and Noga Vardi},
  journal={Visual Neuroscience},
  pages={851 - 860}
Abstract The Aii amacrine cell of mammalian retina collects signals from several hundred rods and is hypothesized to transmit quantal “single-photon” signals at scotopic (starlight) intensities. One problem for this theory is that the quantal signal from one rod when summed with noise from neighboring rods would be lost if some mechanism did not exist for removing the noise. Several features of the Aii might together accomplish such a noise removal operation: The Aii is interconnected into a… 

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