Opponent Color Responses in Retinal Ganglion Cells.


Journal Article

The receptive fields of certain ganglion cells in the goldfish retina have been mapped. These fields are "off" center. "on-off" intermediate, and "on" periphery types. The excitatory process controlling the "on" response is stimulated maximally by green light; the "off" response process, inhibitory in nature, is stimulated maximally by red light. The two processes can be light adapted independently.

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Cited Authors

  • Wagner, HG; Macnichol, EF; Wolbarsht, ML

Published Date

  • April 1, 1960

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 131 / 3409

Start / End Page

  • 1314 -

PubMed ID

  • 17784397

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17784397

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9203

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.131.3409.1314


  • eng