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Artificial Neural Networks – ICANN 2009

Volume 5768 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 335-344

Review of Neuron Types in the Retina: Information Models for Neuroengineering

  • German D. Valderrama-GonzalezAffiliated withIntelligent Systems Research Centre, School of Computing and Intelligent Systems, University of Ulster at Magee Campus
  • , T. M. McGinnityAffiliated withIntelligent Systems Research Centre, School of Computing and Intelligent Systems, University of Ulster at Magee Campus
  • , Liam MaguireAffiliated withIntelligent Systems Research Centre, School of Computing and Intelligent Systems, University of Ulster at Magee Campus
  • , QingXiang WuAffiliated withIntelligent Systems Research Centre, School of Computing and Intelligent Systems, University of Ulster at Magee Campus

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Abstract

Powerful information processing functions are performed in the mammalian retina in which basic units are different types of neurons. This paper presents the types of neurons and their roles in the visual processing system. The aim is to review the principles of how an artificial visual system could be constructed based on a comprehensive understanding of biological systems.

Keywords

Retina cell types neuroengineering computational neuroscience artificial visual systems