Short-wave cone input to the red-green opponent channel

B. R. Wooten, John S Werner

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de Monasterio and Gouras (1977) have shown that the short-wave lobe of tri-phasic, red-green opponent ganglion cells in rhesus and cynomologus monkeys results from interaction between middle- and long-wave sensitive cones. They have argued that the same is true for the human red-green system. We show that the short-wave red lobe of the human red-green system as determined by hue cancellation must result from the interaction of all three cone types with the short-wave receptor predominating.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1053-1054
Number of pages2
JournalVision Research
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes


  • electrophysiology
  • opponent color mechanisms
  • psychophysics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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