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Distribution and specificity of S-cone (''blue cone'') signals in subcortical visual pathways


Lee,  B. B.
Emeritus Group of Membrane Biophysics, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Max Planck Society;

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Martin, P. R., & Lee, B. B. (2014). Distribution and specificity of S-cone (''blue cone'') signals in subcortical visual pathways. Visual Neuroscience, 31(Spec. Issue 2), 177-187. doi:10.1017/S0952523813000631.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0019-DBDD-E
We review here the distribution of S-cone signals and properties of S-cone recipient receptive fields in subcortical pathways. Nearly everything we know about S-cone signals in the subcortical visual system comes from the study of visual systems in cats and primates (monkeys); in this review, we concentrate on results from macaque and marmoset monkeys. We discuss segregation of S-cone recipient (blue-on and blue-off) receptive fields in the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus and describe their receptive field properties. We treat in some detail the question of detecting weak S-cone signals as an introduction for newcomers to the field. Finally, we briefly consider the question on how S-cone signals are distributed among nongeniculate targets.