Synaptic connections of the centrifugal fibers in the pigeon retina

Science. 1965 Oct 15;150(3694):359-61. doi: 10.1126/science.150.3694.359.


The centrifugal fibers in the pigeon retina end in the inner nuclear layer and form two kinds of terminals, convergent and divergent. In the inner nuclear layer the fibers synapse with amnacrine and displaced ganglion cells. Because of their great number and their even distribution these fibers appear to constitute a system for the localized centrifugal control of the retinal functions.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain / physiology
  • In Vitro Techniques
  • Physiology, Comparative
  • Retina / anatomy & histology*
  • Synapses*