Jeremy Nathans: The Vertebrate Retina: Structure, Function, and Evolution

IA. Photoreceptors and Image Processing
IB. Photoreceptors and Image Processing
II. Human Color Vision and its Variations
III. The Evolution of Trichromatic Color Vision

Part IA: Photoreceptors and Image Processing

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Lecture Overview
In this set of lectures, Jeremy Nathans explores the molecular mechanisms within the retina that mediate the first steps in vision. The first lecture focuses on the structure of the light sensing receptors, the intracellular signals that are triggered by light absorption, and the ways in which the retina extracts information from a complex scene.  More >>

Speaker Bio
Jeremy Nathans is a Professor in the Departments of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Neuroscience, and Ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  More >>

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