Visual resolution and receptive field size: examination of two kinds of cat retinal ganglion cell

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Science  07 Sep 1979:
Vol. 205, Issue 4410, pp. 1015-1017
DOI: 10.1126/science.472720


Intraocular recordings from brisk-sustained and brisk-transient ganglion cells in the cat's retina revealed a systematic increase in center size and decrease in spatial cut-off frequency with increasing distance from the area centralis. At any one eccentricity sizes of the centers of sustained and transient cells did not overlap, and the variation in cut-off frequency for each class was constrained to about one-half octave.

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