Odor stimuli modulate retinal excitability in fish.

  title={Odor stimuli modulate retinal excitability in fish.},
  author={O. Weiss and Dietrich L. Meyer},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  volume={93 2-3},
Recording electroretinograms (ERGs) of fish prior to olfactory stimulation and after application of odor substances to the nostrils revealed a modulatory effect by chemoreceptive afferents on retinal responsiveness. The b-wave amplitude was increased in animals previously stimulated with dissolved food extracts. It is suggested that this phenomenon is related to well known behavioral effects of chemoreceptive stimulation on visually guided postural control mechanisms. The result for the first… CONTINUE READING