Detection and prediction of periodic patterns by the retina.

TitleDetection and prediction of periodic patterns by the retina.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsSchwartz, G, Harris, R, Shrom, D, Berry, MJ
JournalNat Neurosci
Date Published2007 May
KeywordsAction Potentials, Animals, Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation, In Vitro Techniques, Larva, Mice, Mice, Inbred C57BL, Periodicity, Photic Stimulation, Retina, Retinal Ganglion Cells, Time Factors, Urodela, Visual Fields, Visual Pathways

<p>A fundamental task of the brain is detecting patterns in the environment that enable predictions about the future. Here, we show that the salamander and mouse retinas can recognize a wide class of periodic temporal patterns, such that a subset of ganglion cells fire strongly and specifically in response to a violation of the periodicity. This sophisticated retinal processing may provide a substrate for hierarchical pattern detection in subsequent circuits.</p>

Alternate JournalNat Neurosci
PubMed ID17450138
PubMed Central IDPMC3196557
Grant ListR01 EY014196 / EY / NEI NIH HHS / United States
R01 EY14196 / EY / NEI NIH HHS / United States