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  • Vol. 48, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1958
  • pp: 412–417

Luminance-Duration Relationships in the Light-Adapted Electroretinogram

WILLIAM R. BIERSDORF  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 48, Issue 6, pp. 412-417 (1958)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.48.000412


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Abstract

The applicability of the Bunsen-Roscoe law to the components of the human electroretinogram was investigated under conditions of moderate light adaptation. Simultaneous X and B waves were obtained with red test stimulation and A and B waves with white test stimulation. Both response amplitude and implicit time were measured. The A and X waves were found to adhere to the Bunsen-Roscoe law and have relatively constant implicit times. The response amplitude of the B waves showed systematic departures from a simple Bunsen-Roscoe model and their implicit times varied with both stimulus duration and luminance.

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WILLIAM R. BIERSDORF, "Luminance-Duration Relationships in the Light-Adapted Electroretinogram," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 48, 412-417 (1958)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-48-6-412


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