Vision under mesopic and scotopic illumination

Zele, Andrew J. & Cao, Dingcai (2015) Vision under mesopic and scotopic illumination. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, Article Number.

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Abstract

Evidence has accumulated that rod activation under mesopic and scotopic light levels alters visual perception and performance. Here we review the most recent developments in the measurement of rod and cone contributions to mesopic color perception and temporal processing, with a focus on data measured using the four-primary photostimulator method that independently controls rod and cone excitations. We discuss the findings in the context of rod inputs to the three primary retinogeniculate pathways to understand rod contributions to mesopic vision. Additionally, we present evidence that hue perception is possible under scotopic, pure rod-mediated conditions that involves cortical mechanisms.

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ID Code: 92503
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: vision, rods, cones, scotopic, mesopic, photopic, color, temporal
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01594
ISSN: 1664-1078
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
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Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2015 Zele and Cao.
Copyright Statement: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CCBY).
Deposited On: 02 Feb 2016 23:20
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2016 21:55

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