Response of X and Y cat retinal ganglion cells to moving stimuli

H. I. Cohen, Ray Winters, D. I. Hamasaki

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Abstract

Single optic tract fibers in the cat were classified as X or Y cells by a contrast reversal stimulus. A slit of light was then moved across the receptive field at velocities from 10-1000 ° /s. The preferred velocity was that velocity which elicited the strongest response from the cell. The maximum velocity was the highest velocity target to which a cell could respond. Y cells as a group both preferred and could follow faster targets than X cells, and were more broadly tuned to the preferred velocity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-303
Number of pages5
JournalExperimental Brain Research
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1980

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Keywords

  • Moving stimulus
  • Retinal ganglion cells

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Response of X and Y cat retinal ganglion cells to moving stimuli. / Cohen, H. I.; Winters, Ray; Hamasaki, D. I.

In: Experimental Brain Research, Vol. 38, No. 3, 01.02.1980, p. 299-303.

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Cohen, H. I. ; Winters, Ray ; Hamasaki, D. I. / Response of X and Y cat retinal ganglion cells to moving stimuli. In: Experimental Brain Research. 1980 ; Vol. 38, No. 3. pp. 299-303.
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