About interneurons and the human eye
- There are four types of interneurons in the human eye: amacrine cells, bipolar cells, horizontal cells and Müller cells.
- Interneurons in the human eye form a complex network of interconnections between photoreceptor cells (i.e., rod and cone cells) and retinal ganglion cells.
- Rod and cone cells are the photoreceptor cells in the human retina that respond to light.
- Ganglion cells are the retinal neurons that receive and integrate visual information from photoreceptor cells and then transmit it to the brain via the optic nerve.
- The complex network of interneurons in the human eye plays an important role in the processing and integration of visual information before transmitting it to the brain.
- This network is also responsible for various visual functions, including spatial filtering, contrast enhancement, and colour opponent processing.