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Vision in dogs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7493905     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Compared with the visual system in human beings, the canine visual system could be considered inferior in such aspects as degree of binocular overlap, color perception, accommodative range, and visual acuity. However, in other aspects of vision, such as ability to function in dim light, rapidity with which the retina can respond to another image (flicker fusion), field of view, ability to differentiate shades of gray, and perhaps, ability to detect motion, the canine visual system probably surpasses the human visual system. This has made the dog a more efficient predator in certain environmental situations and permits it to exploit an ecological niche inaccessible to humans.
P E Miller; C J Murphy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association     Volume:  207     ISSN:  0003-1488     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.     Publication Date:  1995 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-11     Completed Date:  1996-01-11     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503067     Medline TA:  J Am Vet Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1623-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53706-1102, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Color Perception / physiology
Depth Perception / physiology
Dogs / physiology*
Flicker Fusion / physiology
Form Perception / physiology
Motion Perception / physiology
Vision, Ocular / physiology*
Visual Acuity / physiology
Visual Fields / physiology

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