Morphology of on-off direction-selective ganglion cells in the rabbit retina

Brain Res. 1984 Apr 23;298(1):187-90. doi: 10.1016/0006-8993(84)91167-3.


On-off direction-selective ganglion cells in rabbit retina have been stained by intracellular injection of horseradish peroxidase (HRP). The dendritic ramification is basically bistratified . Global asymmetries related to the preferred direction are not apparent, but the small diameter dendrites, spines, and complex branching pattern are consistent with models based on local, non-linear mechanisms for direction-selectivity.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Computers
  • Dendrites / ultrastructure
  • Models, Neurological
  • Motion Perception / physiology*
  • Rabbits
  • Retina / cytology*
  • Retinal Ganglion Cells / cytology*
  • Retinal Ganglion Cells / physiology