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Photoreceptors of the Retina

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Title: Photoreceptors of the Retina
Author(s): Campbell, Annie
Abstract: While researching the human retina I found its complex structure and physiology very intriguing. Light must penetrate a number of cell layers in order to reach two types of photoreceptor cells, namely rods and cones. The movement of light transduction begins at the photoreceptor cell layer and carries through up to the ganglion layer where the signal is sent to the optic nerve and further on to the brain. This illustration depicts the highest area of visual activity in the retina, the fovea, and was rendered in Adobe Photoshop CS4. Here, some of the cone cells, which are extensive in the fovea, have been removed to give a visual representation of the layered structure that is involved in signal transduction.
Issue Date: 2010
Type: Image
Description: Third place in 2010 in The Image of Research, a competition for students in graduate or professional degree programs at UIC, sponsored by UIC's Graduate College and the University Library. Images of award recipients and honorable mention images on exhibition in the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences, April 15-May 31, 2010.
Date Available in INDIGO: 2011-04-13

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