Functional properties of the H1-neurone in the third optic Ganglion of the Blowfly,Phaenicia

  title={Functional properties of the H1-neurone in the third optic Ganglion of the Blowfly,Phaenicia},
  author={Hendrik E. Eckert},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
  • H. Eckert
  • Published 1 March 1980
  • Biology
  • Journal of comparative physiology
SummaryResponse properties of the identified H1-neurone upon monocular stimulation were investigated by means of extracellular recordings. Comparison with optomotor torque responses under the same or similar stimulus conditions demonstrated:1.The neurone is excited by regressive pattern motion and inhibited by progressive pattern motion. Vertical motion and stationary patterns induce only weak excitatory responses (Fig. 3, 8).2.If the spatial wavelength (λ) of the pattern is smaller than twice… 

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