Unmodulatable and Weakly Sensitive Units

This class of unit comprised 3.9% of the 181 unit total. These units were very perplexing because their steady firing appeared unchanged by ON and OFF of general illumination, spot and stripe motion, sound and mechanical stimulation. Some of these units could be "aroused" by repeated mechanostimulation, such as stroking the animal's feet with a paint brush. An "aroused" WSU would develop a very weak response to light in the manner of a tonic LU. No one had any idea what role these units played in the animal's visual responses.

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