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The human visual cortex response to melanopsin-directed stimulation is accompanied by a distinct perceptual experience

Abstract:

The photopigment melanopsin supports reflexive visual functions in people, such as pupil constriction and circadian photoentrainment. What contribution melanopsin makes to conscious visual perception is less studied. We devised a stimulus that targeted melanopsin separately from the cones using pulsed (3-s) spectral modulations around a photopic background. Pupillometry confirmed that the melanopsin stimulus evokes a response different from that produced by cone stimulation. In each of four s...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1073/pnas.1711522114

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-8572-9268
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Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal website
Volume:
114
Issue:
46
Pages:
12291-12296
Publication date:
2017-10-31
Acceptance date:
2017-09-28
DOI:
EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
Pmid:
29087940
Source identifiers:
742177
Language:
English
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pubs:742177
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uuid:1c9e4351-ab81-451b-816c-de8678108d24
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pubs:742177
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2019-10-10

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