Inhibition in the Limulus lateral eye in situ

@article{Barlow1978InhibitionIT,
  title={Inhibition in the Limulus lateral eye in situ},
  author={Robert B. Barlow and Antonio Fraioli},
  journal={The Journal of General Physiology},
  year={1978},
  volume={71},
  pages={699 - 720}
}
Inhibition in the Limulus lateral eye in situ is qualitatively similar to that in the excised eye. In both preparations ommatidia mutually inhibit one another, and the magnitude of the inhibitory effects are linear functions of the response rate of individual ommatidia. The strength of inhibition exerted between single ommatidia is also about the same for both preparations; however, stronger effects can converge on a single ommatidium in situ. At high levels of illumination of the retina in… CONTINUE READING