Polarization sensitivity of individual retinula cells

  title={Polarization sensitivity of individual retinula cells},
  author={Allan W. Snyder},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
This paper elucidates the influence of the structure of a rhabdom on the polarization sensitivity of its retinula cells. The terminology polarization sensitivity (PS) and dichroic sensitivity (Δ) needs clarification. Δ expresses the directional property of the local microvillar medium and is independent of the gross morphology of the rhabdom. The PS of a retinula cell is that found by single cell electrophysiology and depends strongly on the gross morphology of the rhabdom. Both Δ and PS are… CONTINUE READING
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