Interactions between rod and cone systems in the goldfish retina

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Science  18 Nov 1977:
Vol. 198, Issue 4318, pp. 750-753
DOI: 10.1126/science.910160


Signals from both the rod and the cone receptor systems converge upon the same retinal ganglion cell, but only one or the other of these systems appears to be effective at any particular level of adaptation. In this report we provide evidence that the change from one receptor system to the other is not simply due to the two systems having nonoverlapping dynamic ranges; rather, there is a distance-dependent interaction between the two systems.