Unformatted text preview: a visual stimulus. Instead, they respond to patterns of light in a particular orientation. Complex cells have a larger receptive field than simple cells. They respond strongly to a stimulus moving perpendicular to its axis. A good example of this would be a horizontal bar moving vertically. Complex cells respond equally throughout a large area. The third type of cell in the primary visual cortex is the end-stopped cell, also known as a hypercomplex cell. End-stopped cells have the largest receptive field of the three cell types. They are very similar to complex cells, except that they have a strong inhibitory area at one end of the receptive field. The cell responds to any bar-shaped pattern of light anywhere in the field as long as the bar does not move into the inhibitory area. I pledge that I have neither received nor given unauthorized assistance on this assignment. Peter Rehder...
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- Fall '10
- Psychology, receptive field, visual cortex, primary visual cortex, hypercomplex cell, simple cells