Seeing In a Changing World: How the Retina Responds to Changes in the Environment

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The retina is the thin layer in the back of the eyeball where vision begins, and it is actually considered part of the brain. Despite its small size, nerve cells in the retina carry complex information about the colors, edges, and motion that we see. The retina is easier to study than other brain areas, so not only can retinal research help us understand vision, it can even teach us how other brain areas work. The brain is adaptable—it can change its activity as changes happen in the environment, but the activity of retinal cells was thought to be fixed and stable even in the presence of changes in the visual environment of the animal. In our research, we discovered that the retina, too, can change its activity. Therefore, retinal research can teach us about other brain areas, including how they adapt to changes in the environment.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1091174
Number of pages7
JournalFrontiers for young minds
StatePublished - 30 Mar 2023


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