Ratliff, F. / Editor Studies on excitation and inhibition in the retina
Floyd Ratliff, H. Keffer Hartline. Studies on excitation and inhibition in the retina: a collection of papers from the laboratories of H. Keffer Hartline
For nearly half a century, H. Keffer Hartline has conducted research on vision and the retina. His research has extended into many and diverse branches of the field, and he has studied the retinas of various representatives of each of the three major phyla having well-developed eyes – the arthropods, the vertebrates, and the mollusks. These comparative studies have elucidated numerous fundamental principles of retinal physiology which, over the years, have provided the foundation for many advances in the neurophysiology of vision. This collection of papers from his laboratory begins with one published early in his career when and Clarence H. Graham first recorded the electrical activity of single optic nerve fibers and thereby initiated the quantitative unitary analysis of the roles played by excitation and inhibition in the integrative action of the retina.
Ending with his recently published Nobel Lecture on the unitary analysis of retinal mechanisms of vision, the collection thus spans the entire history of this major branch of visual physiology.
Rockefeller University Press
The Rockefeller University, "Ratliff, F. / Editor Studies on excitation and inhibition in the retina" (1974). RU Authors. 154.