Spatial and temporal contrast sensitivity of neurones in areas 17 and 18 of the cat's visual cortex.

  title={Spatial and temporal contrast sensitivity of neurones in areas 17 and 18 of the cat's visual cortex.},
  author={J. Movshon and I. Thompson and D. J. Tolhurst},
  journal={The Journal of Physiology},
  • J. Movshon, I. Thompson, D. J. Tolhurst
  • Published 1978
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • The Journal of Physiology
  • 1. We have examined the spatial and temporal tuning properties of 238 cortical neurones, recorded using conventional techniques from acutely prepared anaesthetized cats. We determined spatial and temporal frequency tuning curves using sinusoidal grating stimuli presented to each neurone's receptive field by a digital computer on a cathode ray tube. 2. We measured tuning curves either by determining response amplitude as a function of spatial or temporal frequency, or by measuring contrast… CONTINUE READING
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