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The luminance and response range of monkey retinal ganglion cells to white light.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7101763     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The responses of single retinal ganglion cells of the monkey to spot stimuli were recorded with extracellular microelectrodes. The stimulus was centered on the receptive field, adjusted in diameter to optimally excite the cell and incremented and decremented from the background level. The response range was defined as the difference between the maximum and minimum response amplitude evoked with a wide range of luminances. The difference in luminance between the luminances which evoked the maximum and minimum responses was defined as the luminance range for dynamic response. The response amplitude range and luminance range to white light were negatively correlated to one another for the population of cells studied in central vision. The phasic cells had smaller luminance ranges for dynamic responses and a greater response magnitude for small changes in luminance from background than the tonic cells.
R W Hammon; R P Scobey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vision research     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0042-6989     ISO Abbreviation:  Vision Res.     Publication Date:  1982  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-09-10     Completed Date:  1982-09-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417402     Medline TA:  Vision Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Action Potentials
Macaca mulatta
Neurons / physiology*
Retina / cytology*
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