The Y/X/W Classification of Cat Retinal Ganglion Cells
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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).
KeywordsGanglion Cell Receptive Field Retinal Ganglion Cell Inner Plexiform Layer Kind Permission
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