Science in China Series C: Life Sciences

, Volume 46, Issue 4, pp 414–421 | Cite as

Chicken retinal ganglion cells response characteristics: multi-channel electrode recording study

  • Aihua Chen
  • Yi Zhou
  • Haiqing Gong
  • Peiji Liang


The first stage of visual processing occurs in the retina, the function of which is to process the raw information obtained from the outside world. In the present study, the electrical activities of a group of retinal ganglion cells were recorded from a small functioning piece of retina, using multi-electrode array (MEA), and the action potentials were detected by applying nonlinear algorithm. By analyzing the ensemble retinal ganglion output characteristics, it is revealed that both firing rates and correlated activity between adjacent neurons in the retina contribute to visual information encoding.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aihua Chen
    • 1
  • Yi Zhou
    • 2
  • Haiqing Gong
    • 2
  • Peiji Liang
    • 2
  1. 1.Shanghai Institute of Physiology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological SciencesChinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical EngineeringShanghai Jiaotong UniversityShanghaiChina

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