The physiology of the teleostean optic tectum

  • Simon D. M. Guthrie

The kind of functional questions that one wishes to ask about the tectum are: (1) How is information from the visual afferents refined within the tectum, if indeed it is? (2) How is it combined with other types of information? (3) What are the specific functions of the conspicuous morphological cell types of the tectum? (4) What use is made of this information behaviourally, that is to say, in terms of motor function?


Optic Nerve Receptive Field Retinal Ganglion Cell Crucian Carp Optic Tectum 
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