Accession Number:

AD0667244

Title:

NEURAL ORGANIZATION IN THE PRIMATE RETINA

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

A survey is presented of the neurohistological, neuroelectrical, and neurophysiological data relevant to retinal organization. The data are derived from studies of the neural organization of the primate retina. Major current problems include mechanisms of adaptation, spontaneous activity, and efferent influence, details of interconnection patterns, and amacrine function. A theoretical framework for an initial consideration of retinal organization is developed and a model that attempts to account for the properties of graded potentials in the external plexiform layer is presented. The model specifies a hypothetical mechanism as the fundamental source of logarithmic intensity encoding. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE