Phototransduction: How the Brain Converts Light into Neural Signals

Our sensory systems

The retina and photoreceptor neurons

Phototransduction and the photocurrent

The phototransduction cascade. From Vander’s Human Physiology.

Signaling from photoreceptors to bipolar cells in the retina

Why we need a phototransduction cascade to see

Further reading

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Professor of Bioengineering and Neurosciences, University of California San Diego

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