The Y/X/W Classification of Cat Retinal Ganglion Cells

  • Jonathan Stone
Part of the Perspectives in Vision Research book series (PIVR)


Since 1966, our understanding of ganglion cells in cat retina has been transformed by the development of classifications of those cells into groups that are distinct in their receptive field physiology, morphology, axonal caliber and conduction velocity, relative numbers, retinal distribution, central projection, and, perhaps, in their phylogenetic history. Evidence has gathered that the different ganglion cell classes subserve substantially different functional roles within the visual system (Chapter 11), determine much of the circuitry of central visual nuclei (Chapters 6, 7, and 8), and are closely related to the topographical specializations of the retina (Chapter 9).


Ganglion Cell Receptive Field Retinal Ganglion Cell Inner Plexiform Layer Kind Permission 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Stone
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  1. 1.School of AnatomyUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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