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  Magnocellular pathway



Magnocellular pathway

    Pathway that begins with the parasol (magno) ganglion cells in the retina and terminates within the magnocellular layer of the LGN. Has a high contrast gain than Parvocellular

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Ganglion
A cluster of nerve cells.

Retina
A membrane lining the inside of the back of the eye that contains light-sensitive nerve cells that convert focused light into nerve impulses, making vision possible.

LGN
See Lateral Geniculate Nucleus.

Contrast
"Short for ""contrast media."" Contrast media are X-ray dyes used to provide contrast, for example, between blood vessels and other tissue."



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Magnocellular layer
2 deep layers of the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus. Large neurons, termination sight of parasol ganglion cells.

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Magnocellular layer
2 deep layers of the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus. Large neurons, termination sight of parasol ganglion cells.

M cones
Medium wavelength sensitive cones (green). Are most sensitive to a wavelength of approximately 531nm. (See also L Cones and S Cones).

Macula lutea
The cone rich area of the human eye that contains the fovea.

Magnocellular pathway

Melanin
Black pigment in the pigment epithelium cells that absorbs light not captured by the retina preventing it from being reflected off the back of the eye.

Membranous discs
Located in outer segments of photoreceptors.

Mesopic
Intensities of light under which both rods and cones operate. See also Photopic and Scotopic

Metameric stimuli
Two stimuli which despite their physical differences are perceptually indistinguishable.

Microspectrophotometry (MSP)
A procedure that involves the passage of a narrow measuring beam through the outer segments of individual photoreceptors to measure absorbance spectra in excised retinas.

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