Structure of physiologically identified X and Y cells in the cat's lateral geniculate nucleus

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Science  08 Jun 1979:
Vol. 204, Issue 4397, pp. 1114-1117
DOI: 10.1126/science.451559


Horseradish peroxidase injected into 18 single, physiologically identified geniculate X and Y cells permitted a detailed morphological correlate to be determined for the physiological properties of each neuron. Class 1 morphological characteristics were associated with Y cells, class 3 with X cells, and class 2 structural traits were seen in both physiological types.