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LIGHT ADAPTATION KINETICS: THE INFLUENCE OF SPATIAL FACTORS.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14107424     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Reducing the target diameter of an adapting (conditioning) flash of light results in a progressive rise in the conventional light adaptation curve, as measured with a small superimposed test flash presented at the end of adapting flashes of variable duration. When both targets are the same size, an abrupt and marked rise in threshold is obtained, resulting from a unique effect that occurs near the termination of the adapting flash. This effect can be demonstrated by means of a variable delay procedure, and it indicates that neural as well as photo-chemical processes limit the time course of light adaptation.
Authors:
W S BATTERSBY; I H WAGMAN
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  143     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1964 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1964-06-01     Completed Date:  1996-12-01     Revised Date:  2011-11-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1029-31     Citation Subset:  OM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Ocular*
Light*
Psychophysiology*

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