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Prog Retin Eye Res. 2018 Nov;67:102-117. doi: 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2018.06.003. Epub 2018 Jun 23.

The dynamic receptive fields of retinal ganglion cells.

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1
Departments of Ophthalmology and Physiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, United States. Electronic address: sophiawienbar2021@u.northwestern.edu.
2
Departments of Ophthalmology and Physiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, United States. Electronic address: greg.schwartz@northwestern.edu.

Abstract

Retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) were one of the first classes of sensory neurons to be described in terms of a receptive field (RF). Over the last six decades, our understanding of the diversity of RGC types and the nuances of their response properties has grown exponentially. We will review the current understanding of RGC RFs mostly from studies in mammals, but including work from other vertebrates as well. We will argue for a new paradigm that embraces the fluidity of RGC RFs with an eye toward the neuroethology of vision. Specifically, we will focus on (1) different methods for measuring RGC RFs, (2) RF models, (3) feature selectivity and the distinction between fluid and stable RF properties, and (4) ideas about the future of understanding RGC RFs.

PMID:
29944919
PMCID:
PMC6235744
DOI:
10.1016/j.preteyeres.2018.06.003
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