Riggs, Lorrin A. Department of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
Sternheim, Charles E. Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
- Visual stimuli
- Anatomical basis for vision
- Scotopic and photopic vision
- Scotopic vision
- Normal photopic vision
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- Contrast sensitivity functions
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The sense of sight, which perceives the form, color, size, movement, and distance of objects. Of all the senses, vision provides the most detailed and extensive information about the environment. Conversely, blindness is recognized as more disabling than deafness or any other sensory handicap. In the higher animals, especially the birds and primates, the eyes and the visual areas of the central nervous system have developed a size and complexity far beyond the other sensory systems.
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