Functional implications of On-Off response variation in frog retinal ganglion cells.


Journal Article

The variation in the number of spikes in responses of frog retinal ganglion cells has been investigated with correlation and other statistical measures. The On and Off responses produced by the same light flash are either uncorrelated or weakly negatively correlated with each other when their averages are stationary in time. Early parts of the Off response are highly negatively correlated with late parts. A weaker negative correlation exists between the early versus late parts of the On response. A model for response generation is considered in which the On and Off responses are mediated by independent bipolar cell pathways, each with its own sustained and transient amacrine cell inhibition.

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Cited Authors

  • Amthor, FR; Wolbarsht, ML; Ringo, JL

Published Date

  • January 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 21 - 32

PubMed ID

  • 6603053

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6603053

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-5646

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0042-6989

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0042-6989(83)90037-8


  • eng