Edme Mariotte (1620-1684): Pioneer of Neurophysiology.


Edme Mariotte, a Roman Catholic priest and a founding member of l'Académie des sciences de Paris in 1666, is mainly remembered as the first scientist to discover the blind spot, known as Mariotte's Spot, in visual fields. His extensive work on optics and color perception is less well remembered. In addition, he made other important discoveries in different… (More)


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@article{Grzybowski2007EdmeM, title={Edme Mariotte (1620-1684): Pioneer of Neurophysiology.}, author={Andrzej Grzybowski and Pinar Ozge Avar Aydin}, journal={Survey of ophthalmology}, year={2007}, volume={52 4}, pages={443-51} }