A frog’s eye view: Foundational revelations and future promises

Kristian Donner, Carola Yovanovich

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From the mid-19th century until the 1980's, frogs and toads provided important research models for many fundamental questions in visual neuroscience. In the present century, they have been largely neglected. Yet they are animals with highly developed vision, a complex retina built on the basic vertebrate plan, an accessible brain, and an experimentally useful behavioural repertoire. They also offer a rich diversity of species and life histories on a reasonably restricted physiological and evolutionary background. We suggest that important insights may be gained from revisiting classical questions in anurans with state-of-the-art methods. At the input to the system, this especially concerns the molecular evolution of visual pigments and photoreceptors, at the output, the relation between retinal signals, brain processing and behavioural decision-making.

Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftSeminars in Cell and Developmental Biology
Volym106
Sidor (från-till)72-85
Antal sidor14
ISSN1084-9521
DOI
StatusPublicerad - okt 2020
MoE-publikationstypA2 Granska artikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift

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  • 1184 Genetik, utvecklingsbiologi, fysiologi

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