Journal of comparative physiology

, Volume 151, Issue 3, pp 353–358 | Cite as

Increment-threshold spectral sensitivity in the rabbit

  • J. F. W. Nuboer
  • P. J. Moed


Increment threshold measurements in wild rabbits give rise to spectral sensitivity curves that are unimodal or bimodal in nature, depending on the background luminance. We propose a model that explains the shape of these curves on the basis of synergistic and antagonistic interaction of blue cones (λmax = 425 nm), green cones (λmax = 523 nm) and rods (λmax = 498 nm).


Spectral Sensitivity Antagonistic Interaction Threshold Measurement Sensitivity Curve Background Luminance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. W. Nuboer
    • 1
  • P. J. Moed
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Comparative PhysiologyState University of UtrechtLA UtrechtThe Netherlands

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