Bidirectional cell

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Bidirectional cells are a subset of neurons found in mammalian brains in region MT. They are characterised by having a peak response to visual motion in two, opposing, directions. They were discovered in 1984 by Albright et al.[1][2]


  1. ^ Albright, Thomas D.; Desimone, R.; Gross, C. G. (January 1984). "Columnar organization of directionally selective cells in visual area MT of the macaque". Journal of Neurophysiology. 51 (1): 16–31. doi:10.1152/jn.1984.51.1.16. ISSN 0022-3077. PMID 6693933.
  2. ^ Albright, Thomas D. (February 1989). "Centrifugal directional bias in the middle temporal visual area (MT) of the macaque". Visual Neuroscience. 2 (2): 177–188. doi:10.1017/S0952523800012037. ISSN 1469-8714.