Yifeng Zhou

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The responses of X and Y type retinal ganglion cells were extracellularly recorded from the cat optic chiasm or tract before and during brief intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation. The responses of both X and Y cells to stimulus flashes decreased monotonically with increase of IOP. Y cells had significantly higher tolerance to IOP than did X cells. This(More)
Responses to illusory contours (ICs) were sampled from neurons in cortical areas 17 and 18 of the anesthetized cats. For ICs sensitive cells, the differences of receptive field properties were compared when ICs and real contour stimuli were applied. Two hundred orientation or direction selective cells were studied. We find that about 42 percent of these(More)
Since the work of Hubel and Wiesel, it is generally accepted that visual orientation and direction selectivity are achieved by processes in the visual cortex in the higher mammals. This view seems to require revision in views of more recent experimental finding that both relay cells in the lateral geniculate nucleus (LUN) and the ganglion cells in the(More)
UNLABELLED While binocularity has been established as an important characteristic of cat visual cortical neurons, neurons in the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (LGNd) are commonly believed to be monocular. To test whether binocularity exists at the level of the LGNd, postsynaptic potentials (PSPs) of 101 cells were intracellularly recorded in eight(More)
The orientation sensitivity of the LGNd neurons of dark-reared cats were investigated. As in normal cats, most of the cells studied were significantly sensitive to the orientations of grating stimuli (Bias > 0.1), and preferred horizontal and/or radial orientations. Also the adjacent cells tended to assume similar preferred orientations. These results(More)
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