Origin of orientation-selective EPSPs in simple cells of cat visual cortex.

@article{Ferster1987OriginOO,
  title={Origin of orientation-selective EPSPs in simple cells of cat visual cortex.},
  author={David Ferster},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1987},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={1780-91}
}
  • David Ferster
  • Published 1987 in
    The Journal of neuroscience : the official…
According to current theory, orientation selectivity in cortical simple cells is critically dependent on intracortical synaptic inhibition. In particular, it is thought that IPSPs evoked by stimuli of the nonpreferred orientation are required to prevent a neuron from responding to a broadly tuned excitatory input at any but the preferred orientation. Yet EPSPs recorded in simple cells are in themselves highly orientation-selective. How is this possible, when excitation arises primarily from… CONTINUE READING

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