Visual cortical neurons influenced by the oculomotor input: characterization of their receptive field properties.

@article{Kasamatsu1976VisualCN,
  title={Visual cortical neurons influenced by the oculomotor input: characterization of their receptive field properties.},
  author={Takuji Kasamatsu},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1976},
  volume={113 2},
  pages={271-92}
}
A class of cells in cat visual cortex (area 17 and 18) had a tight correlation with spontaneous and electrically evoked PGO waves under reserpine. They tended to have high maintained activity and a large receptive field which was preferentially excited by fast moving slits. They were also direction selective and influenced through both eyes. For these cells, the selectivity for visual stimuli was dramatically altered in the presence of PGO waves induced by pontine stimulation. They were complex… CONTINUE READING