Morphology and intracortical projections of functionally characterised neurones in the cat visual cortex

Nature. 1979 Jul 12;280(5718):120-5. doi: 10.1038/280120a0.


The neuronal structure and connectivity underlying receptive field organisation of cells in the cat visual cortex have been investigated. Intracellular recordings were made using a micropipette filled with a histochemical marker, which was injected into the cells after their receptive fields had been characterised. This allowed visualisation of the dendritic and axonal arborisations of functionally identified neurones.

MeSH terms

  • Afferent Pathways / cytology
  • Animals
  • Cats
  • Dendrites / ultrastructure
  • Horseradish Peroxidase
  • Neural Pathways / physiology
  • Visual Cortex / cytology*
  • Visual Cortex / physiology
  • Visual Pathways / cytology
  • Visual Perception / physiology*


  • Horseradish Peroxidase