Accession Number:

ADA218183

Title:

Detection Acuity in the Peripheral Retina

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

164.0

Abstract:

One of the goals in exploring vision is to isolate the role each successive part of the visual system plays in transforming an external visual stimulus into a visual percept. This requires that methods be used which can separately test the pre-retinal, retinal and post-retinal contributions. New electrophysiological and psychophysical techniques are enabling us to probe more accurately these individual components. By integrating and correlating these findings with known anatomical and psychophysical findings, investigators attempt to form a consistent model which can describe how the visual system functions. However, the information gained from investigating separate components, though essential to our total understanding of the system, will frequently seem misleading until the interactions of all the other components have been determined. This certainly has been true for this experiment.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE