ABSTRACT We considered the physiological mechanisms of functioning of the retina’s neural network. It is marked that the primary function of a neural network is an analog-to-digital conversion of the receptor potential of photoreceptor into the pulse-to-digital signal to ganglion cells. We showed the role of different types of neurons in the work of analog-to-digital converter. We gave the equivalent circuit of this converter. We researched the mechanism of the numeric coding of the receptor potential of the photoreceptor.
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Volobuev, A. and Petrov, E. (2011) Analog-to-digital conversion of information in the retina. Natural Science, 3, 53-56. doi: 10.4236/ns.2011.31007.
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