How the retina works

Wil Hadden ask at me.com
Fri Jul 2 13:11:44 EST 2004


"Scott Seidman" <namdiesttocs at mindspring.com> wrote in message >
> FWIW, I'm not sure you need to go into each layer, so much as the
> effective output of the ganglion cells and center-surround antagonism.
> It depends on why you want to model the retina in the first place.
>
>  Even more pertinent to your work might be Marr, "Vision", Freeman, 1982.
> In all your searches, add the phrase "lateral inhibition"-- its my
> favorite network architecture.  It retina, it serves as a spatial
> differentiator, but in brainstem and spinal cord is serves a temporal
> integrator.  Lateral inhibition-- is there anything it can't do?
>
> Scott

Lateral inhibition looks promising I must say. It resembles a self organising map in
neural networks and seems to be very useful!
I'm presuming that the horizontal and amacrine cells exhibit lateral inhibition, so
there's no getting away from it!

Wil


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