Electroretinogram in Newborn Human Infants

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  30 Apr 1965:
Vol. 148, Issue 3670, pp. 651-654
DOI: 10.1126/science.148.3670.651


The electroretinogram of the newborn human shows the x-wave component which was demonstrated by Adrian and others to be a concomitant of photopic visual function in the adult. This finding may provide electrophysiological support for behavioral observations indicating that infants have some color vision and ability to resolve visual stimuli.