Functional asymmetries in ON and OFF ganglion cells of primate retina.

@article{Chichilnisky2002FunctionalAI,
  title={Functional asymmetries in ON and OFF ganglion cells of primate retina.},
  author={E. J. Chichilnisky and Rachel Kalmar},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={2737-47}
}
Functional asymmetries in the ON and OFF pathways of the primate visual system were examined using simultaneous multi-electrode recordings from dozens of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) in vitro. Light responses of RGCs were characterized using white noise stimulation. Two distinct functional types of cells frequently encountered, one ON and one OFF, had non-opponent spectral sensitivity, relatively high response gain, transient light responses, and large receptive fields (RFs) that tiled the… CONTINUE READING
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