RECEPTIVE FIELD By N., Sam M.S. - 3 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 CEREBRAL CORTEX Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams AMACRINE CELLS BRAIN WAVES (Electroencephalogram, EEG) HEAD INJURY (CHRONIC TRAUMATIC DISORDERS) VISUAL DEFECTS BRAIN DISORDERS RETICULAR FORMATION (Reticular Activating System, RAS) SPECIFIC ENERGIES CHILD PSYCHIATRY Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "RECEPTIVE FIELD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/receptive-field/ (accessed January 24, 2022).