A few types of amacrine cells are associated with their respective functions and with corresponding ganglion cells. For example, starburst amacrine cells are known to make synapses onto on/off direction-selective ganglion cells (On/Off DSGCs) , and wide-field (WF) amacrine cells, also known as polyaxonal amacrine cells, are considered to be associated with object motion sensitive ganglion cells either directly or indirectly via bipolar cells .
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