Orientation selectivity of synaptic potentials in neurons of cat primary visual cortex.

  title={Orientation selectivity of synaptic potentials in neurons of cat primary visual cortex.},
  author={David Ferster},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={6 5},
  • David Ferster
  • Published 1986 in
    The Journal of neuroscience : the official…
Neurons of the visual cortex of the cat were penetrated with intracellular electrodes and postsynaptic potentials evoked by visual stimuli recorded. By alternately polarizing the cell with steady current injected through the recording electrode, IPSPs and EPSPs could be recorded and analyzed independently. Hyperpolarizing current suppressed IPSPs and enhanced EPSPs by moving the membrane potential toward the IPSP equilibrium potential. Depolarizing the cell toward the EPSP equilibrium potential… CONTINUE READING
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