Advances in Photoreception: Proceedings of a Symposium on Frontiers of Visual Science

Advances in Photoreception: Proceedings of a Symposium on Frontiers of Visual Science

By: Committee on Vision (author), National Research Council (author), Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (author), Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (author)Paperback

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One of a continuing series on Frontiers of Visual Science, this short volume contains papers presented at a recent symposium. These papers describe techniques for assessing the structure and function of photoreception, both in isolation and in aggregation as the "receptor mosaic" of the retina. Also described are dynamic and spatial sampling properties of photoreceptors, with an emphasis on techniques of measurement and associated models of retinal function. This volume should be of interest to basic vision scientists, clinical ophthalmologists, workers in human factors, and computer scientists curious about the visual apparatus of biological systems.

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Committee on Vision, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 Introduction; 3 Optical and Molecular Design of Rods; 4 Color and Wavelength Specificity of Receptors; 5 Cone Visual Pigments in Monkeys and Humans; 6 Photosensitivity of Primate Photoreceptors; 7 Transduction, Adaptation, and Disease Processes; 8 The ERG and Sites and Mechanisms of Retinal Disease, Adaptation, and Development; 9 Phototransduction in Vertebrate Rods: The Electrophysiological Approach to the cGMP Cascade Theory; 10 Partitioning Visual Processes; 11 Spatial Effects of Photoreceptor Mosaic; 12 The Distribution of Cones in the Primate Retina; 13 The Photoreceptor Mosaic as an Image Sampling Device; 14 The Invisible Cone Mosaic

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309042406
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780309042406
  • ISBN10: 0309042402

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