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Visual pigments: trading noise for fast recovery
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-07, 14:40 authored by Daniel Colaco OsorioDaniel Colaco Osorio, D-E Nilsson
Spontaneous activation of rhodopsin without light absorption occurs at a much lower rate in rod photoreceptors and insect rhabdoms than in cones. The difference lies in the pigment molecules themselves, and has implications for the design of visual photoreceptors.
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