Duplicity theory of vision : from Newton to the present [E-Book] / edited by Bjørn Stabell and Ulf Stabell.
Stabell, Bjørn, (editor)
Stabell, Ulf, (editor)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009
1 online resource (xii, 223 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • Development of the basic ideas of the duplicity theory from Newton to G.E. Müller
  • Newton tradition
  • Schultze tradition
  • Goethe tradition: the phenomenological approach
  • Colour theories of Armin Tschermak
  • Development of the duplicity theory from 1930-1966
  • Duplicity theory of Polyak
  • Investigations of H.K. Hartline and S.W. Kuffler
  • Duplicity theory of R. Granit
  • Contributions of E.N. Willmer, P. Saugstad & A. Saugstad, and I. Lie
  • Status of the duplicity theory in the mid 1960s and its further development
  • Chromatic rod vision: a historical account
  • Night vision may appear bluish
  • Mechanisms of chromatic rod vision in scotopic illumination
  • Rod-cone interactions in mesopic vision
  • Further exploration of chromatic rod vision
  • Theories of sensitivity regulation of the rod and cone systems: a historical account
  • Early photochemical explanations
  • Contribution of S. Hecht
  • Contribution of G. Wald: photochemical sensitivity
  • Relationship between amount of rhodopsin and sensitivity during dark adaptation
  • Post-receptor sensitivity regulation mechanisms
  • Rushton's AGC model
  • Contribution of H.B. Barlow
  • Rushton and Barlow compared
  • Dowling-Rushton equation refuted
  • Several mechanisms involved in sensitivity regulation
  • Sensitivity regulation due to rod-cone interaction
  • Modern conceptions of sensitivity regulation
  • Factors that triggered the paradigm shifts in the development of the duplicity theory
  • Summary of K.R. Popper's and T.S. Kuhn's models of scientific development
  • Development of the duplicity theory as a test of Popper's and Kuhn's models.