RECEPTIVE FIELD By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 The distinct region associated with the stimulation needed to cause a response from a sensory cell. For example the retinal ganglion cell in the eye. RECEPTIVE FIELD: "The receptive field of the eye had suffered damage." Related Psychology Terms ON-CENTER GANGLION CELL OFF-CENTER GANGLION CELL AMACRINE CELLS OPTIC DISK RHODOPSIN IPSILATERAL EYE ON-CENTER BIPOLAR CELL OFF-CENTER BIPOLAR CELL NEURAL RETINA, FEELING OF KNOWING Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RECEPTIVE FIELD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/receptive-field/ (accessed January 26, 2020).