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Some aspects of amacrine neuron simulation for motion detection
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As it is known, there are five types of neurons in the mammalian retinal layer allowing the detection of several important characteristics of the visual image impinging onto the visual system, namely, photoreceptors, horizontal cells, amacrine, bipolar and ganglion cells. And it is a well known fact too, that the amacrine neuron architecture allows a first detection for objects motion, being the most important retinal cell to this function. We have already studied and simulated the Dowling retina model and we have verified that many complex processes in visual detection is performed with the basis of the amacrine cell synaptic connections. This work will show how this structure may be employed for motion detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6592, Bioengineered and Bioinspired Systems III, 65920H (22 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.722015
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J. A. Martin-Pereda, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
A. P. Gonzalez-Marcos, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6592:
Bioengineered and Bioinspired Systems III
Paolo Arena; Ángel Rodríguez-Vázquez; Gustavo Liñán-Cembrano, Editor(s)

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