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Contribution of Cones to the Early Receptor Potential in the Rhesus Monkey

Nature volume 222, pages 12731274 (28 June 1969) | Download Citation

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IN the frog1 and human2 retinas the ERP is generated predominantly by the cone pigments, even though these pigments account for only a small fraction of the total visual pigment in these retinas. Brown3 has found that the ERP of the cynomolgus monkey, measured in small areas of the retina with microelectrodes, is governed by the local density of cones rather than by the local density of rods. The experiments reported here show that the ERP of the rhesus monkey (Macaca mulata) originates predominantly in cones.

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    • E. BRUCE GOLDSTEIN

    Address after August 1, 1969: Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213.

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