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Neurobiology of the Inner Retina

  • Reto Weiler
  • Neville N. Osborne
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Richard H. Masland, Charles Cassidy, Donald M. O’Malley
    Pages 15-26
  3. Dianna A. Redburn, David L. Friedman, Stephen C. Massey
    Pages 41-52
  4. J. Nguyen-Legros, C. Savy, E. Martin-Martinelli, J. Yelnik
    Pages 65-75
  5. M J Neal, J R Cunningham, M A Shah
    Pages 77-89
  6. Alexander K. Ball, William K. Stell, Diane A. Tutton
    Pages 103-116
  7. H.-J. Wagner
    Pages 145-155
  8. M. B. A. Djamgoz, A. J. Capp, J. C. Low, J. E. G. Downing
    Pages 181-193
  9. Mustafa B. A. Djamgoz, Silvana Vallerga
    Pages 195-208
  10. Robert F. Miller, Paul Coleman, Marty Arkin
    Pages 221-234
  11. H. Wässle, F. Müller, T. Voigt, M. H. Chun
    Pages 247-259
  12. Nicholas Brecha, Catia Sternini
    Pages 261-274
  13. Carl B. Watt, D. M. K. Lam
    Pages 275-293
  14. I. G. Morgan, T. J. Millar, I. Ishimoto, M. Boelen, M. Dowton, I. W. Chubb
    Pages 295-310
  15. Hisako Ikeda, Jonathan Robbins, Christine Kay
    Pages 323-334
  16. Malcolm M. Slaughter, Sun-Ho Bai, Zhuo Hua Pan
    Pages 335-347
  17. Nigel W. Daw, William J. Brunken, Ralph J. Jensen
    Pages 363-374
  18. E. Zrenner, P. Dahlheim, K.-H. Datum
    Pages 375-387
  19. A. Kaneko, M. Tachibana, L. H. Pinto
    Pages 413-424
  20. T. J. Millar, I. G. Morgan
    Pages 445-453
  21. Dennis W. Rickman, Nicholas C. Brecha
    Pages 461-468
  22. M. K. Boelen, M. Dowton, I. W. Chubb
    Pages 469-474
  23. J. C. Low, M. Yamada, M. B. A. Djamgoz
    Pages 495-501
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 525-532

About these proceedings

Introduction

The relatively simple, stratified nature of the retina and its spe- fied use in the visual process has long made it an inviting tissue to study both for its own sake and as a model for the more complex processes of the brain. For these dual purposes, the retina can be thought of as basically consisting of two functional pans. First, the outer retina, comprised of the photoreceptor cells and attendant pigment epithelium, serves to capture the photic energy and convert it into a neurochemical response. Second, the inner layers of the retina, mainly bipolar, amacrine and ganglion cells (and their attendant Maller cells), function more clearly as a typical part of the CNS, transmitting the photic signals to the brain. Between the 8th and 12th of August 1988 more than seventy scientists from allover the world gathered in Oldenburg (Federal Republic of Gennany) for a meeting "The neurobiology of the inner retina" which was devoted entirely to the neural mechanism of the inner synaptic layer of the verte­ brate retina. The meeting comprised twenty - three separate lectures and four specially arranged discussion groups. In addition, a number of posters were displayed and a period was allotted specifically for the discussion of these posters. The articles contained in this book will serve as a record of the papers delivered at the Oldenburg Meeting and illustrate the advances made in trying to understand the importance of the diversity of amacrine cell morphology and physiology in retinal function.

Keywords

cells morphology neurobiology physiology tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Reto Weiler
    • 1
  • Neville N. Osborne
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurobiologyUniversity of OldenburgOldenburgGermany
  2. 2.Laboratory of OphthalmologyOxford UniversityOxfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-74149-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74151-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74149-4
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