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on-centre cell


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A type of retinal ganglion cell having a centre-surround receptive field consisting of a central ON area, in which stimulation tends to excite neural responses, and a surrounding OFF area, in which stimulation tends to suppress neural responses by lateral inhibition, so that the strongest response occurs when only the central region is stimulated. US on-center cell. Compare off-centre cell.

Subjects: Psychology.


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