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Response persistence of cat retinal ganglion cells to the temporally discrete presentation of sinewave gratings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2265919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The neural basis of visible persistence is not well understood. In the present study the initial onset responses of cat retinal ganglion cells to the abrupt onset and offset of sinewave gratings were examined to determine if ganglion cells display a degree of response persistence that might account for the phenomenon of visible persistence. The responses of X and Y ganglion cell axons were tested using single-unit extracellular recording techniques. Both cell types displayed some degree of response persistence and over a limited range of short stimulus durations response persistence was inversely related to stimulus duration. These data suggest that neural persistence at the ganglion cell level may be the initial physiological basis for some types of visible persistence.
Authors:
K E Kratz; J G May
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of neuroscience     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0020-7454     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Neurosci.     Publication Date:  1990 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-13     Completed Date:  1991-02-13     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0270707     Medline TA:  Int J Neurosci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Anatomy, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans 70112.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Cats
Photic Stimulation / methods
Retinal Ganglion Cells / physiology*
Time Factors
Vision, Ocular / physiology*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
EY06084/EY/NEI NIH HHS

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