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The fundamental plan of the retina.

Nature neuroscience | Sep 30, 2001

The retina, like many other central nervous system structures, contains a huge diversity of neuronal types. Mammalian retinas contain approximately 55 distinct cell types, each with a different function. The census of cell types is nearing completion, as the development of quantitative methods makes it possible to be reasonably confident that few additional types exist. Although much remains to be learned, the fundamental structural principles are now becoming clear. They give a bottom-up view of the strategies used in the retina's processing of visual information and suggest new questions for physiological experiments and modeling.

Pubmed ID: 11528418 RIS Download

Mesh terms: Animals | Color Perception | Primates | Retina | Retinal Cone Photoreceptor Cells | Retinal Ganglion Cells | Visual Pathways