Researchers have developed a new type of nanowire material that may improve both retinal and brain implants.
A new study contradicts other research which indicates neurodevelopment weeds out most of the connections between retinal ganglion axons and target cells in the brain.
Researchers use a computer algorithm to trace the shape of neurons and group them based on structural similarity. They were able to sort more than 350 mouse retinal neurons into 15 types, including six previously unidentified types.
Researchers discover our ability to process directional movements is a result of cortical activation of signals which originate from retinal neurons.
New research concludes the eye, which depends on light to see, also needs light to develop normally during pregnancy.