Signals and noise in the mammalian retina

John B Troy*, Ch Enroth-Cugell

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The mammalian retina serves as a convenient model for signal-to-noise ratio considerations in the nervous system as a whole, since it contains a rich diversity of forms of signaling and sources of noise. In this presentation, the field of neural signaling and noise in the retina is reviewed for a science-educated but non-neurobiologist audience. Some observations that bear on the question of neural signaling and the thoughts that these observations provoked are presented. The authors suggest that a major step forward in the understanding of the nervous system could be made if the plethora of exciting new observations could be reconciled in new generalizations about neural signaling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-447
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Event1989 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Part 1 (of 3) - Cambridge, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 14 1989Nov 17 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


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