In the eye of the beholder – Signal processing in the retina

Research report (imported) 2008 - Max Planck Institute for Medical Research

Authors
Euler, Thomas; Hausselt, Susanne E.; Castell, Xavier; Denk, Winfried
Departments
Biomedizinische Optik (Prof. Dr. Winfried Denk)
MPI für medizinische Forschung, Heidelberg
Summary
Our eyes receive a permanent stream of visual information, which needs to be interpreted promptly and correctly. To deal with this enormous amount of data, processing starts already in the back of our eye, in the retina, where important features of the viewed scene are extracted. To elucidate the organization and function of the underlying neuronal microcircuits is one of the research topics of the department of Biomedical Optics at the MPI for Medical Research in Heidelberg.

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