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Neuron. 2011 Jun 23;70(6):1023-5. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2011.06.005.

A genetic push to understand motion detection.

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  • 1Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA.


Two articles in this issue of Neuron (Eichner et al. and Clark et al.) attack the problem of explaining how neuronal hardware in Drosophila implements the Reichardt motion detector, one of the most famous computational models in neuroscience, which has proven intractable up to now.

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