Polarization vision and its role in biological signaling.

@article{Cronin2003PolarizationVA,
  title={Polarization vision and its role in biological signaling.},
  author={Thomas W. Cronin and N. Shashar and Roy L. Caldwell and Justin Marshall and Alexander G Cheroske and Tsyr-huei Chiou},
  journal={Integrative and comparative biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={549-58}
}
Visual pigments, the molecules in photoreceptors that initiate the process of vision, are inherently dichroic, differentially absorbing light according to its axis of polarization. Many animals have taken advantage of this property to build receptor systems capable of analyzing the polarization of incoming light, as polarized light is abundant in natural scenes (commonly being produced by scattering or reflection). Such polarization sensitivity has long been associated with behavioral tasks… CONTINUE READING
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