Unit Responses of the Rabbit Lateral Geniculate Nucleus to Monochromatic Light on the Retina

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Science  12 Jan 1962:
Vol. 135, Issue 3498, pp. 98-99
DOI: 10.1126/science.135.3498.98


Seven unique wavelength responses, two inhibitory and five excitatory, with sensitivity maxima from 435 to 635 millimicrons, have been recorded from light-adapted, non-albino rabbits. Several combinations, usually one excitatory with one inhibitory response, often having characteristics suggesting mutual antagonism between them, were observed from single lateral geniculate cells.