When Visual Circuits Collide: Motion Processing in the Brain

Cell. 2015 Jul 16;162(2):241-243. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.06.051.


How is sensory information transformed by each station of a synaptic circuit as it flows progressively deeper into the brain? In this issue of Cell, Mauss et al. describe a set of connections in the fly brain that combines opposing directional signals, and they hypothesize that this motif limits global motion noise as the fly moves through space.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Interneurons / cytology*
  • Motion Perception*
  • Neural Pathways*
  • Optic Lobe, Nonmammalian / physiology*
  • Visual Perception*