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Receptive field properties of single neurons in rat primary visual cortex

Receptive field properties of single neurons in rat primary visual cortex

Journal of Neurophysiology 82(1): 301-311

The rat is used widely to study various aspects of vision including developmental events and numerous pathologies, but surprisingly little is known about the functional properties of single neurons in the rat primary visual cortex (V1). These were investigated in the anesthetized (Hypnorm-Hypnovel), paralyzed animal by presenting gratings of different orientations, spatial and temporal frequencies, dimensions, and contrasts. Stimulus presentation and data collection were automated. Most neurons (190/205) showed sharply tuned (

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PMID: 10400959

DOI: 10.1152/jn.1999.82.1.301

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