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October 1976

The Eye, ed 2, vol 2A: Visual Function in Man

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(10):1814. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910040588027

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Volume 2 of The Eye was originally published in 1962 and covered The Visual Process. The new edition, 1976, will appear in two parts. The Presently available volume 2A is subtitled: Visual Function in Man. H. Ripps and R. A. Weale cover functional organization and regeneration of photoreceptors, photometry and psychophysics, neurophysiology of adaptation, contrast and spatial frequency detection, masking and flicker, as well as an orbituary on after-images. G. B. Arden elaborates aptly on the neurophysiology of the different elements of the retina, trying successfully to bring the discussion to the level of individual cells, but not neglecting their summed response. A. L. Holden reviews the central visual pathway morphologically and electrophysiologically from single-cell recordings, including those made in alert animals. For the last part, F. H. C. Marriott elaborates on the psychophysical aspects of color vision, detailing the chromaticity diagram, Stiles' π mechanism, and color vision anomalies.


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