Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Retina Changes "Language" Depending on Ambient Light

"A study at the University of Tübingen highlights the intricate nature of visual responses - findings may help to improve digital cameras as well as visual prosthetics," writes Medical News Today. "A new study...shows that this process is much more complex than previously thought. Scientists of the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN) and Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience at the University of Tübingen, together with colleagues from the University of Manchester, showed that the activity patterns sent to the brain - the 'language' of the retina - fundamentally depends on the ambient light level in our environment. When light conditions change, the retina speaks a different language. The study was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience." Read more

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