Spatial summation by simple cells in the striate cortex of the cat

@article{Tolhurst1987SpatialSB,
  title={Spatial summation by simple cells in the striate cortex of the cat},
  author={Dr. D. J. Tolhurst and A. F. Dean},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={1987},
  volume={66},
  pages={607-620}
}
Spatial summation has been studied in simple cells of the cat's visual cortex by examining the responses to pairs of lines. One line was placed in an ON region of the receptive field; the other was placed in an OFF region. When the luminances of the lines were modulated in anti-phase, the excitatory responses to the individual lines were almost synchronous. A simple cell's overt response to the composite stimulus was usually greater than the sum of the overt responses to the two components. The… CONTINUE READING

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