A Model for the Ganglionic Receptive Field Organisation

  • Jean-Pierre Raynauld
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 1)


In 1960, Wagner, MacNichol and Wolbarsht trying to find at the ganglionic level the correlate of the opponent colour behaviour observed by Svaetichin (1956) in the slow potential cell system, recorded in the goldfish retina from a class of ganglion cells which also showed an opponent colour response. The study of this class of ganglion cells has yielded, over the years, an impressive set of results which has furthered our knowledge of the functioning of the retina.


Ganglion Cell Receptive Field Bipolar Cell Amacrine Cell Horizontal Cell 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Raynauld
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  1. 1.Département de physiologieUniversité de MontréalMontréal 101Canada

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