Probability of Occurrence of Discrete Potential Waves in the Eye of Limulus

@article{Fuortes1964ProbabilityOO,
  title={Probability of Occurrence of Discrete Potential Waves in the Eye of Limulus},
  author={M. G. F. Fuortes and Stephen Yeandle},
  journal={The Journal of General Physiology},
  year={1964},
  volume={47},
  pages={443 - 463}
}
Discrete potential waves can be recorded from cells in the eye of Limulus both in darkness and in dim illumination. With constant illumination the frequency of these waves is linearly related to light intensity and the distribution of intervals between waves follows an exponential function. The latency of waves evoked by short flashes of light is usually long and variable and the number of waves evoked by a flash varies randomly, obeying approximately a Poisson distribution. The results of… CONTINUE READING