• Medicine
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    Der Ophthalmologe…
    2007

[Signal reception and processing by the retina].

@article{Eysel2007SignalRA,
  title={[Signal reception and processing by the retina].},
  author={Ulf T. Eysel},
  journal={Der Ophthalmologe : Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft},
  year={2007},
  volume={104 1},
  pages={
          79-90; quiz 91
        }
}
Phototransduction occurs in the retina, which, as an outsourced part of the brain, fulfills important tasks in neuronal processing for image analysis relevant to perception. Interlinked biochemical cycles with immense amplification factors transform the electromagnetic waves of light into neuronal activity, and photochemical adaptation allows adjustment to light intensities of over more than 10 logarithmic units. Beginning with its dual system of photoreceptors with highly sensible rods and a… CONTINUE READING