ocular physiological phenomena


Summary: Processes and properties of the EYE as a whole or of any of its parts.

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  1. Parry D. The function of the insect ocellus. J Exp Biol. 1947;24:211-9 pubmed
  2. Densten I, Borrowman L. Does the implicit models of leadership influence the scanning of other-race faces in adults?. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0179058 pubmed publisher
    ..e., eye gaze or movements). Finally, this study confirms that individual ILT factors have a relationship with the eye movements of participants and suggests future research directions. ..
  3. Vallee B, Falchuk K. The biochemical basis of zinc physiology. Physiol Rev. 1993;73:79-118 pubmed
  4. Issa N, Trachtenberg J, Chapman B, Zahs K, Stryker M. The critical period for ocular dominance plasticity in the Ferret's visual cortex. J Neurosci. 1999;19:6965-78 pubmed
    ..After P70, MD caused a marked loss of binocular responses with little or no overall loss of response to the deprived eye. The critical period measured here is compared to other features of development in ferret and cat. ..
  5. Arden G, Kelsey J. Some observations on the relationship between the standing potential of the human eye and the bleaching and regeneration of visual purple. J Physiol. 1962;161:205-26 pubmed
  6. Harant U, Michiels N. Fish with red fluorescent eyes forage more efficiently under dim, blue-green light conditions. BMC Ecol. 2017;17:18 pubmed publisher
  7. Sabbah S, Gemmer J, Bhatia Lin A, Manoff G, Castro G, Siegel J, et al. A retinal code for motion along the gravitational and body axes. Nature. 2017;546:492-497 pubmed publisher
    ..The relative activation of DSGC channels uniquely encodes every translation and rotation. Although retinal and vestibular systems both encode translatory and rotatory self-motion, their coordinate systems differ. ..
  8. Sengupta S, Smith D, Smith A, Welch E, Smith S. Dynamic Imaging of the Eye, Optic Nerve, and Extraocular Muscles With Golden Angle Radial MRI. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017;58:4390–4398 pubmed publisher
    ..The presented sequence has the potential to be used in furthering the understanding of oculomotor mechanics in vivo, both in health and disease. ..
  9. Dawis S, Niemeyer G. Dopamine influences the light peak in the perfused mammalian eye. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1986;27:330-5 pubmed
    ..A possible interpretation is that the generation of the light peak involves a catecholamine-stimulated adenylate cyclase in retinal pigment epithelium that is influenced by dopamine released from retinal neurons. ..

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  1. Nixon R, Paskevich P, Sihag R, Thayer C. Phosphorylation on carboxyl terminus domains of neurofilament proteins in retinal ganglion cell neurons in vivo: influences on regional neurofilament accumulation, interneurofilament spacing, and axon caliber. J Cell Biol. 1994;126:1031-46 pubmed
  2. Rose A. The sensitivity performance of the human eye on an absolute scale. J Opt Soc Am. 1948;38:196-208 pubmed
  3. Watanabe M. [Brodmann Areas 8 and 9 Including the Frontal Eye Field]. Brain Nerve. 2017;69:347-354 pubmed publisher
    ..The DMPFC is also known to show "default mode of brain activity" (i.e., more activity during rest than during cognitive task). ..
  4. Buonocore A, Fracasso A, Melcher D. Pre-saccadic perception: Separate time courses for enhancement and spatial pooling at the saccade target. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0178902 pubmed publisher
    ..We did not find strong evidence for un-crowding. Overall, our pattern of results was consistent with both an early, general enhancement at the saccade target and a later, peri-saccadic compression/pooling towards the saccade target. ..
  5. Eriksdotter Nilsson M, Skirboll S, Ebendal T, Hersh L, Grassi J, Massoulie J, et al. NGF treatment promotes development of basal forebrain tissue grafts in the anterior chamber of the eye. Exp Brain Res. 1989;74:89-98 pubmed
    ..These results support the notion that NGF acts as a neurotrophic factor on cholinergic and possibly non-cholinergic cells in the central nervous system. ..