Contact Info

Z. Jimmy Zhou, PhD
Office Location
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science300 George Street, Ste Suite 8100D
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual ScienceYale University School of Medicine
300 George Street, Suite 8100

New Haven, CT 06510
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On the cover: Motion and motion direction, illustrated here by the movement of six pool balls in a "starburst shot," are first detected in the retina by a synaptic circuit involving starburst amacrine cells (shown with Lucifer yellow filling). In this issue, Lee et al. show that starburst cells corelease ACh and GABA onto direction-selective ganglion cells at spatially symmetric cholinergic and spatially asymmetric GABAergic synapses, respectively. The cholinergic transmission facilitates motion detection, while the GABAergic transmission mediates direction selectivity.