The Architecture of Functional Neural Circuits in the Cat Retina

  • Helga Kolb


The cat retina has been a model retina for anatomical, physiological and pharmacological studies to elucidate its functional organization for at least a quarter of a century now. Over most of this time Hisako Ikeda has been at the forefront of research on ganglion cell function in this retina in both normal, abnormal and developmental conditions. Thus, it is fitting that in this paper which is to be amongst contributions from colleagues and friends of Hisako Ikeda I describe my research on the anatomical organization of the cat retina. This research fits very well with her physiological findings and represents our mutual interests in understanding how cat ganglion cell receptive fields are organized.


Ganglion Cell Bipolar Cell Amacrine Cell Horizontal Cell Inner Plexiform Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helga Kolb
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  1. 1.University of Utah Departments of Ophthalmology and Physiology and John A. Moran Eye CentreUniversity of Utah Health Sciences CenterSalt Lake CityUSA

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