About The Author

I am a neuro-biologist who joined the Ophthalmic Department at the University of Magdeburg in 2004 and head the Visual Processing lab (Sektion für klinische und experimentelle Sinnesphysiologie). I am concerned with the clinical assessment of visual function and with research on the human visual system.

Measuring Hidden Electrical Sources In The Human Retina

Recording neuronal activity from outside Our neurons communicate with each other chemically at their synapses and electrically within. Once a neuron gets “excited,” an action potential (spike) starts in its body and races along its axon (typically 1 µm thick, 10 cm long in the case of the eye) to contact at its end, typically a