Recording of Single Unit Activity in Isolated Central Nervous Tissue

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Science  02 Jun 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3466, pp. 1767-1768
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3466.1767


The retina and attached segment of optic nerve isolated from the rabbit were maintained in a functioning state in vitro. Microelectrodes, introduced into the nerve, recorded unit discharges in response to light stimuli. The characteristics of these evoked discharges are described.