Development of Direction Selectivity Maps
In mice, the detection of motion begins in the retina, yet little is known about how the neural circuit that underlies this computation develops. Here we test whether the development of direction selectivity maps - a term used to describe the organization of direction selectivity across the retina - depends on visual experience. We also determine whether this map is established by the time mice first open their eyes.
Alexandre Tiriac, PhD
Alexandre Tiriac is a postdoctoral researcher in Marla Feller's laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. Tiriac earned his BS in chemistry and neurophysiology & Behavior at the University of California, Davis, and his PhD in Psychology at the University of Iowa. He currently studies how visual experience shapes the development of neural circuits in the retina.