Visual acuity of neurones in the cat lateral suprasylvian cortex

Marirosa Di Stefano, M. Concetta Morrone, David C. Burr

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The spatial acuity was measured for cells of the posteromedial lateral suprasylvian area (PMLS) of the cat. Acuities were found to be 2 cycles/degree (15 min arc) at best, and 1 cycle/degree (30 min arc) on average. Both best acuity and average acuity remained constant with receptive field eccentricity within 20° of the area centralis, and then fell gradually with eccentricity. Acuity was good, given receptive field size, and was not correlated with receptive field size. Comparisons are drawn with other visual structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-385
Number of pages4
JournalBrain Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 8 1985


  • acuity
  • cat
  • PMLS
  • sinusoidal gratings
  • vision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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