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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2012
  • pp: A306–A313

Electroretinographic responses to photoreceptor specific sine wave modulation

Jan Kremers and Gobinda Pangeni  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. A306-A313 (2012)

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Electroretinographic responses to cone and rod isolating stimuli and to simultaneous L- and M-cone modulation were measured at different temporal frequencies between 2 and 60 Hz and at two mean luminances using a four primary stimulator. The responses driven by each photoreceptor type had distinct characteristics. The responses to stimuli containing L- and/or M-cone stimulation indicated the presence of two underlying mechanisms that were active in distinct frequency regions. Between 2 and 12 Hz, the responses displayed properties that were reminiscent of the L–M-cone opponent system. At higher temporal frequencies, the electroretinograms were more determined by the luminance content in the stimuli.

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OCIS Codes
(330.4300) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision system - noninvasive assessment
(330.5310) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - photoreceptors
(330.5380) Vision, color, and visual optics : Physiology

ToC Category:
Retinal and cortical color processing

Original Manuscript: August 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2011
Published: February 1, 2012

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Jan Kremers and Gobinda Pangeni, "Electroretinographic responses to photoreceptor specific sine wave modulation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, A306-A313 (2012)

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