Orientation selectivity

Gregory William Schwartz*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Orientation selectivity (OS) is one of the best-known computations in vision science, largely because of the Nobel Prize-winning work of Hubel and Wiesel in cat visual cortex. OS in the retina has received much less attention even though its discovery was contemporaneous with Hubel and Wiesel's work. For nearly five decades after the first papers describing OS RGCs, there was only fragmentary data about the mechanism of retinal OS. The past decade has seen a resurgence of interest in retinal OS, yet central questions remain both about circuit mechanisms within the retina and the readout of OS RGCs in the brain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRetinal Computation
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780128198964
StatePublished - Aug 17 2021


  • Amacrine cell
  • Bipolar cell
  • Dendritic morphology
  • GABA
  • Ganglion cell
  • Glycine
  • J-RGC
  • JAM-B
  • Orientation selectivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Neuroscience


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