Accession Number : AD0696803

Title :   SPATIAL ORGANIZATION IMPLIED BY HORIZONTAL CELL CHAINS IN THE VERTEBRATE RETINA,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : MacGregor,R. J.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The horizontal cells of the outer plexiform layer of the vertebrate retina and their peculiar pattern of interconnection may very well provide a major organizational substratum in vision. Available data suggest they (not photoreceptors) are the primary source of adaption in vision, that they mediate the emergence of 'opponent-process-like' color units from three basic cone pigments, and that they -- by combining finite conduction time with laterally directed processes -- contribute largely to the high subjective sensitivity to the motion as well as to the form of objects in the visual field. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RETINA, CELLS(BIOLOGY)), NERVE CELLS, VISION, ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY), STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, MEASUREMENT, INHIBITION

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE