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Experientia

, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp 748–750 | Cite as

Information processing along the course of a visual interneuron

  • L. J. Goodman
  • P. G. Mobbs
  • R. G. Guy
Article

Summary

Locust ocellar retinal cells are innervated by giant second order cells, 2 mm long, which show discrete zones of integration along their course, including a major zone in the axonal length of the neuron. The complex synaptic arrangements which exist between higher-order afferent and efferent cells and these second order cells along their course suggests that transmission takes place by the electrotonic spread of slow potentials. The size and accessibility of these visual interneurons offers a unique preparation for examining mechanisms of graded synaptic transmission.

Keywords

Information Processing Synaptic Transmission Retinal Cell Slow Potential Axonal Length 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. J. Goodman
    • 1
  • P. G. Mobbs
    • 1
  • R. G. Guy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Zoology and Comparative PhysiologyQueen Mary CollegeLondon(England)

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