Resolving single cone inputs to visual receptive fields

Academic Article


  • With the current techniques available for mapping receptive fields, it is impossible to resolve the contribution of single cone photoreceptors to the response of central visual neurons. Using adaptive optics to correct for ocular aberrations, we delivered micron-scale spots of light to the receptive field centers of neurons in the macaque lateral geniculate nucleus. Parvocellular LGN neurons mapped in this manner responded with high reliability to stimulation of single cones. © 2009 Nature America, Inc.
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    Author List

  • Sincich LC; Zhang Y; Tiruveedhula P; Horton JC; Roorda A
  • Start Page

  • 967
  • End Page

  • 969
  • Volume

  • 12
  • Issue

  • 8