Fine structure of parvocellular receptive fields in the primate fovea revealed by laser interferometry.

@article{Mcmahon2000FineSO,
  title={Fine structure of parvocellular receptive fields in the primate fovea revealed by laser interferometry.},
  author={Matthew J. Mcmahon and M. J. M. Lankheet and Peter Lennie and David R. Williams},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2000},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={2043-53}
}
Optical blurring in the eye prevents conventional physiological techniques from revealing the fine structure of the small parvocellular receptive fields in the primate fovea in vivo. We explored the organization of receptive fields in macaque parvocellular lateral geniculate nucleus cells by using sinusoidal interference fringes formed directly on the retina to measure spatial frequency tuning at different orientations. Most parvocellular cells in and near the fovea respond reliably to spatial… CONTINUE READING