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Phosphenes, retinal discrete dark noise, negative afterimages and retinogeniculate projections: a new explanatory framework based on endogenous ocular luminescence


Salari, Vahid; Scholkmann, Felix; Vimal, Ram Lakhan Pandey; Császár, Noémi; Aslani, Mehdi; Bókkon, István (2017). Phosphenes, retinal discrete dark noise, negative afterimages and retinogeniculate projections: a new explanatory framework based on endogenous ocular luminescence. Progress in Retinal and Eye Research, 60:101-119.

Abstract

Cellular luminescence is the emission of photons by living cells due to various biophysical and biochemical processes, mostly associated with cellular metabolism. In this review paper we summarize today's understanding of four luminescence-dependent phenomena in the eye, i.e., phosphenes, retinal discrete dark noise, negative afterimages and the development of retinogeniculate projections in the brain. We review the phenomena above in the context of knowledge gained from experimental and theoretical works. Finally, we discuss this knowledge in terms of its physiological significance.

Abstract

Cellular luminescence is the emission of photons by living cells due to various biophysical and biochemical processes, mostly associated with cellular metabolism. In this review paper we summarize today's understanding of four luminescence-dependent phenomena in the eye, i.e., phosphenes, retinal discrete dark noise, negative afterimages and the development of retinogeniculate projections in the brain. We review the phenomena above in the context of knowledge gained from experimental and theoretical works. Finally, we discuss this knowledge in terms of its physiological significance.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neonatology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Endogenous ocular luminescence; Negative afterimages; Retinal discrete dark noise; Retinal phosphenes; Retinogeniculate projection prior to birth
Language:English
Date:September 2017
Deposited On:20 Oct 2017 15:33
Last Modified:19 Feb 2018 08:58
Publisher:Pergamon
ISSN:1350-9462
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.preteyeres.2017.07.001
PubMed ID:28729002

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