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Seeing Things in Motion: Models, Circuits, and Mechanisms.
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PMID:  21943597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Motion vision provides essential cues for navigation and course control as well as for mate, prey, or predator detection. Consequently, neurons responding to visual motion in a direction-selective way are found in almost all species that see. However, directional information is not explicitly encoded at the level of a single photoreceptor. Rather, it has to be computed from the spatio-temporal excitation level of at least two photoreceptors. How this computation is done and how this computation is implemented in terms of neural circuitry and membrane biophysics have remained the focus of intense research over many decades. Here, we review recent progress made in this area with an emphasis on insects and the vertebrate retina.
Authors:
Alexander Borst; Thomas Euler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  -     Date:  2011-9-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuron     Volume:  71     ISSN:  1097-4199     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809320     Medline TA:  Neuron     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  974-994     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Systems and Computational Neurobiology, Max-Planck-Institute of Neurobiology, Am Klopferspitz 18, D-82152 Martinsried, Germany.
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