Translations:The Eyewire Lexicon/126/en

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Starburst Amacrine Cell: A type of Amacrine cell that plays a role in directional selectivity. Starburst amacrine cells (SAC) are a subtype of retinal amacrine cells traced by eyewirers in 2013. Their dendritic arbor has a characteristic “starburst” shape. Two main roles for starburst amacrine cell have been characterized. SACs are (1) important in the computation of direction-selectivity and they also serve (2) an important function in the development of the retina. 29 starburst neurons reconstructed by eyewirers (starburst challenge) were used for a publication in nature: “Space–time wiring specificity supports direction selectivity in the retina” (Jinseop et al, may 2014). [ ]