RECEPTIVE FIELD

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."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RECEPTIVE FIELD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/receptive-field/ (accessed August 24, 2019).
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