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The electroretinogram is the electrical response of the retina to a light stimulus. The amplitude and temporal pattern of its components, the a-wave, the b-wave and the oscillatory potentials, depend on the functional integrity of the retina, on the intensity of test flash reaching the retina and on the ambient illumination. The latter contributions to the(More)
Horizontal cells and cone photoreceptors in the vertebrate retina are interconnected by a complex network of synapses leading to the generation of color-coded responses in chromaticity horizontal cells. A simple cascade model of excitatory feedforward and inhibitory feedback synapses had been suggested to underlie these observations. In this study, the(More)
1. The Stiles two-colour increment threshold technique was applied to turtle cone photoreceptors in order to derive their field sensitivity action spectra. 2. Photoresponses of cone photoreceptors were recorded intracellularly. Flash sensitivities were calculated from small amplitude (< 1 mV) responses. The desensitizing effects of backgrounds of different(More)
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