Receptive Field Organization of the S-Potential

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Science  31 May 1968:
Vol. 160, Issue 3831, pp. 1021-1022
DOI: 10.1126/science.160.3831.1021


The receptive fields of S-potentials have been studied in carp retinas. The relationship between the stimulus intensity and area of stimulation was examined for each component of three different types of S-potential. It appears that for each component there is full summation over a large portion of the retina, a type of organization different from that found in the ganglion cell.

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