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  • Vol. 67, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1977
  • pp: 1451–1457

Electrophysiological techniques for studying visual function in man: A historical overview

Lorrin A. Riggs  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 67, Issue 11, pp. 1451-1457 (1977)

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A brief description and appraisal are given of the techniques that have been developed for stimulating and recording the visual responses of the human eye and brain.

© 1977 Optical Society of America

Lorrin A. Riggs, "Electrophysiological techniques for studying visual function in man: A historical overview," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 67, 1451-1457 (1977)

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