Lateral feedback from monophasic horizontal cells to cones in carp retina. I. Experiments

M. Kamermans, B. W. van Dijk, H. Spekreijse, R. C. Zweypfenning

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The spatial and color coding of the monophasic horizontal cells were studied in light- and dark-adapted retinae. Slit displacement experiments revealed differences in integration area for the different cone inputs of the monophasic horizontal cells. The integration area measured with a 670-nm stimulus was larger than that measured with a 570-nm stimulus. Experiments in which the diameter of the test spot was varied, however, revealed at high stimulus intensities a larger summation area for 520-nm stimuli than for 670-nm stimuli. The reverse was found for low stimulus intensities. To investigate whether these differences were due to interaction between the various cone inputs to the monophasic horizontal cell, adaptation experiments were performed. It was found that the various cone inputs were not independent. Finally, some mechanisms for the spatial and color coding will be discussed
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-694
JournalJournal of General Physiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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