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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 2006 Jul-Aug;56(4):506-15.

[Neurophysiological and simulation study of the striate receptive fields maps: the role of intracortical interaction].

[Article in Russian]


In 27 acute experiments with anesthetized and immobilized adult cats 101 maps of receptive field (RF) in 67 striate neurons were studied by means of mapping with single flashed stimuli presented in different parts of the visual field and under conditions of additional activation of the RF excitatory center by the local oscillating or flashing grid. Under conditions of both classical and combined modes of mapping, the RFs of the classical shape with a single excitatory zone (63.4 and 29.3% of cases, respectively) and RFs with multiple (2-5) excitatory and/or inhibitory zones (36.6 and 70.7%, respectively) were found. We were the first to describe, also, some RFs of horseshoe-like, cross-like and T-like shapes. Simulation of non-classical RFs revealed possible contributions of cooperative excitatory and inhibitory intracortical interactions to the effects under study. The functional role of RFs of different types in the feature detection is discussed.

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