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And TASAKI,I. A study of the mechanism of impulse transmission across the giant synapse of the squid. J. Physiol. ), 1958, 143: 114-137. HARVEY, R. J. and MATTHEWS, P. B. C. The response of de-efferented muscle spindle endings in the cat’s soleus to slow extension of the muscle. J . Physiol. ), 1961, 157: 370-392. HOLMQVIST, B. and LUNDEIERG, A. Differential supraspinal control of synaptic actions evoked by volleys in the flexion reflex afferents in alpha motoneurones. Acta physiol. , 1961, $4, Suppl.
I n LimuZus, Hartline and his group have explored these possibilities in great detail. Because lateral inhibition is mutual and proportional to the firing rate of the two cells concerned, the cell which discharges more slowly will inhibit its fellow less than the latter inhibits in return. The sum total of the two effects can be obtained not only by experimentation, but also by solving two simultaneous equations after their constants have been obtained by experimentation. Mutual inhibition implies, in effect, a mechanism of sensory contrast.