Microelectrode Study of the Physiology of Neurons in the Fish Retina

  • Tsuneo Tomita
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 1)


The microelectrode technique was first applied to the retina by Granit and Svaetichin (1939) for the analysis of the nervous activity of single ganglion cells. Later this technique was utilised for recording electrical activities from within the retinal tissue (Tomita, 1950). Intraretinal recording made possible the more direct localisation of ERG components in retinal layers and the detection of potentials arising in limited regions within the retina. In the following two decades, microelectrode techniques have evolved to the level when intracellular recording from every type of retinal cell is possible, as well as marking after recording for later histological identification of cell type (Kaneko, 1970).


Ganglion Cell Receptive Field Bipolar Cell Input Resistance Horizontal Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsuneo Tomita
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  1. 1.Dept. of Ophthalmol. & Visual ScienceYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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