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opponent cell


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A type of neuron in the lateral geniculate nucleus that responds maximally to light of one particular range of wavelengths and is maximally inhibited by light of a different range of wavelengths. Also called an opponent neuron. Compare non-opponent cell. [From Latin opponere to oppose, from ob against + ponere to place]

Subjects: Psychology.


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