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April 1965


Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;73(4):606. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970030608039

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This reprint of a 1941 publication is easily readable and provides a review of many aspects of vision, particularly from the psychophysical point of view. Among the topics discussed are brightness discrimination, visual acuity, binocular vision, entoptic stray light, critical flicker frequence, perception of movement, contour perception, and adaptation. These phenomena are related to ocular anatomy and neuro-ocular physiology. The latter is grossly incomplete in the omission of the developments since 1941. The section dealing with electroretinography is principally of historic interest. Material on the psychophysics of vision serves as a valuable introduction to those interested in physiological optics.

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