On Anatomical Alpha/Physiological Y Ganglion

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References The Alpha classification is largely an anatomical distinction for a cat ganglion cell but it is strongly linked to the physiologically classified Y cat ganglion cell. Alpha cells form "3-4% of the ganglion cell population across the whole retina" Kolb and Nelson (1993).

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© 1995 Lance Hahn (lance@retina.anatomy.upenn.edu)