1.15 - Circuits for Feature Selectivity in the Inner Retina

Gregory W. Schwartz, David Swygart

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As part of the central nervous system, the retina performs many sophisticated computations. While photoreceptors encode local contrast changes, the information sent to the brain through the optic nerve is highly processed. Retinal ganglion cells respond to specific features of a visual scene. This chapter will explore the visual features computed by different retinal ganglion cells and the circuits of the inner retina that support these computations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Senses
Subtitle of host publicationA Comprehensive Reference: Volume 1-7, Second Edition
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128054093
ISBN (Print)9780128054086
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Amacrine cell
  • Binding
  • Circuits
  • Contrast sensitivity
  • Contrast suppression
  • Direction selectivity
  • Feature selectivity
  • Gain control
  • Inner retina
  • ipRGC
  • Luminance detection
  • Motion anticipation
  • Object motion selectivity
  • Orientation selectivity
  • Retina
  • Retinal ganglion cell
  • RGC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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