Dendritic-Tree Anatomy Codes Form-Vision Physiology in Tadpole Retina

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Science  27 Nov 1970:
Vol. 170, Issue 3961, pp. 983-984
DOI: 10.1126/science.170.3961.983


In tadpole frog retina, the development of four classes of visual form detectors matched the growth of four types of ganglion cell dendritic trees. From this correlation of electrophysiology and anatomy we concluded that the structure of retinal ganglion cell dendritic trees provides the code for detection of visual shapes.

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