Receptive Fields in the Cat Retina: A New Type

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Science  07 Jul 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3784, pp. 90-92
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3784.90


A new type of receptive field of cat retinal ganglion cells is described and termed the "suppressed-by-contrast" type. The firing rate of these cells is suppressed by a variety of visual stimuli. However, it has not been possible to find a stimulus that increases the firing rate above the maintained level.