Basic optokinetic-ocular reflex pathways in the frog.

  title={Basic optokinetic-ocular reflex pathways in the frog.},
  author={Stephen L. Cochran and N. Dieringer and Wolfgang Precht},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={4 1},
Frogs (Rana temporaria) have two midbrain nuclei that receive contralateral retinal afferents, and whose neurons respond to optokinetic stimulation. The basal optic nucleus is composed of direction-selective neurons with different response types. One type is activated exclusively by upward moving optokinetic targets; another type is activated only by downward moving targets. Two other types of basal optic neurons show this vertical preference, but each is also activated by patterns moved… CONTINUE READING


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