Limulus brain modulates the structure and function of the lateral eyes.

@article{Barlow1980LimulusBM,
  title={Limulus brain modulates the structure and function of the lateral eyes.},
  author={Robert B. Barlow and Steven C. Chamberlain and John Levinson},
  journal={Science},
  year={1980},
  volume={210 4473},
  pages={
          1037-9
        }
}
At night efferent optic nerve activity generated by a circadian clock in the Limulus brain changes the structure of the photoreceptor and surrounding pigment cells in the animal's lateral eyes. The structural changes allow each ommatidium to gather light from a wider area at night than during the day. Visual sensitivity is thereby increased, but spatial resolution is diminished. At daybreak efferent activity from the clock stops, the structural changes reverse, and the field of view of each… CONTINUE READING

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