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    The Shape of Light Restructures Our Understanding of Vision

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    Recent work has shown that the process involving the perception of vision occurs very quickly. However, because analysis of this step has been carried out on molecules in a laboratory environment, only limited conclusions can be drawn.

    Now, researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and the University Hospitals of Geneva have used mice to examine the process in vivo. The noninvasive study demonstrated that light energy alone does not define the response of the retina when it captures light. The shape of light — short or long — also affects the signal sent to the brain to form an image.

    The discovery opens avenues of research into vision,…

    Apr, 29 2021 |

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