Classical and melanopsin photoreception in irradiance detection: negative masking of locomotor activity by light.

@article{Thompson2008ClassicalAM,
  title={Classical and melanopsin photoreception in irradiance detection: negative masking of locomotor activity by light.},
  author={Stewart A. Thompson and Russell G Foster and Edwin M. Stone and Val C. Sheffield and Nicholas Mrosovsky},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 8},
  pages={
          1973-9
        }
}
Studies in mice lacking either classical or melanopsin photoreception have been useful in describing the photoreceptor contribution to irradiance detection in accessory visual responses. However, application of these findings to irradiance detection in intact animals is problematical because retinal degeneration or manipulation can induce secondary changes in the retina. Among responses dependent on irradiance detection, the suppression of activity by light (negative masking) has had limited… CONTINUE READING

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