Document Detail


Rhesus monkey as a model for normal vision of humans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4050966     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Data for three fundamental psychophysical functions (spatial modulation sensitivity, temporal modulation sensitivity, and increment-threshold spectral sensitivity) were compared for groups of 12 rhesus monkeys and 12 human subjects. It was found that there are important, nontrivial differences between the data for monkeys and humans, but that many of the differences could be accounted for by structural or passive differences in the visual systems. Therefore, it was concluded that the neural processing of information along the visual pathways of the two species is generally similar and that the monkey is an excellent model of the human visual system.
Authors:
R S Harwerth; E L Smith
Related Documents :
1862216 - Lithium administered by eye drops: a better treatment for bipolar affective disorder?
24582156 - Advances in the development of common noise assessment methods in europe: the cnossos-e...
21977226 - The biological basis of a universal constraint on color naming: cone contrasts and the ...
2769356 - Classification of turtle retinal ganglion cells.
24756566 - Mechanomics: an emerging field between biology and biomechanics.
23828256 - Comparison of halogen versus led light-cured temporary endodontic filling materials for...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of optometry and physiological optics     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0093-7002     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Optom Physiol Opt     Publication Date:  1985 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-11-14     Completed Date:  1985-11-14     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417614     Medline TA:  Am J Optom Physiol Opt     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  633-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Humans
Light
Macaca / physiology*
Macaca mulatta / physiology*
Photic Stimulation
Reference Values
Space Perception
Species Specificity
Vision, Ocular*
Visual Perception*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 EY 01120/EY/NEI NIH HHS; R01 EY 01139/EY/NEI NIH HHS; RR-07147/RR/NCRR NIH HHS

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Visual evoked potential correlates of laser flashblindness in rhesus monkeys. II. Doubled-neodymium ...
Next Document:  Effect of epithelial cell injury on anterior corneal oxygen flux.