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Michael Gerlach: Vision: Evolutionary necessities and physiological possibilities

Bernstein Center Freiburg [PhD Seminar]
When Jun 15, 2021
from 05:15 PM to 05:45 PM
Where Zoom Lecture. Meeting ID and password will be sent with the invitation. You can also ask Fiona Siegfried for the access data.
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Abstract

Vision is an important sense for many animals, including humans. The ability to see generates high metabolic costs, yet this investment seems to be worth the effort. Despite their relatively poor acuity, mice have developed into a model organism for vision. Their retina contains different types of photoreceptors and, in principle, they are also able to discriminate colors. What can we say about the evolution of murine visual physiology, and which visual capabilities can be derived from it? Is color vision at all beneficial for their survival, and which neuronal circuits are required to fully exploit it? 

 

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Michael Gerlach 

 

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