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Curr Biol. 2008 Jan 8;18(1):R38-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2007.11.027.

Non-visual photoreception: sensing light without sight.

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Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington, USA. russvg@u.washington.edu

Abstract

Recent work in blind human subjects has confirmed the presence of a non-visual ocular photoreceptive mechanism similar to that described in blind mice. This system appears to subserve circadian photic entrainment, the pupillary light response, and a number of other aspects of neurophysiology and behavior.

PMID:
18177714
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2007.11.027
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