DIRECTIONAL MOVEMENT AND HORIZONTAL EDGE DETECTORS IN THE PIGEON RETINA

Science. 1963 Nov 15;142(3594):977-9. doi: 10.1126/science.142.3594.977.

Abstract

There are ganglion cells in the pigeon retina that respond selectively, some to any edge moving in a particcular direction only, others to any vertically moving horizontal edge. This selective response to a specific stimulus arises from the selective sensitivity of each neuron to a particular spatiotemporal configuration in its afferent influences, and is independent of specific pathways.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Birds*
  • Columbidae*
  • Movement*
  • Neurons*
  • Physiology*
  • Research*
  • Retina*