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The Retina and Circadian Rhythms

  • Gianluca Tosini
  • P. Michael Iuvone
  • Douglas G. McMahon
  • Shaun P. Collin

Part of the Springer Series in Vision Research book series (SSVR, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Gianluca Tosini, Douglas G. McMahon, P. Michael Iuvone
    Pages 1-2
  3. Enrica Strettoi, Vincenzo Parisi
    Pages 3-26
  4. Hester C. van Diepen, Johanna H. Meijer, Stuart N. Peirson, Russell G. Foster
    Pages 27-48
  5. Douglas G. McMahon
    Pages 69-94
  6. Linda Ruggiero, Silvia C. Finnemann
    Pages 95-112
  7. Morven A. Cameron, Annette E. Allen, Robert J. Lucas
    Pages 113-129
  8. Paul Wong, Daniel T. Organisciak, Alison Ziesel, M. A. Chrenek, M. L. Patterson
    Pages 131-170
  9. Farida Emran, John E. Dowling
    Pages 171-193
  10. Christopher L. Passaglia, Erik D. Herzog
    Pages 195-212
  11. Gene D. Block, Christopher S. Colwell
    Pages 213-232
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 233-238

About this book


The retina plays a critical role in the organization of the circadian system by synchronizing the brain’s central clock with the external day through transduction of the daily light/dark cycle.  However, the substantial variation in luminance imposed on the retina between day and night also poses a challenge to its role as a sensory tissue – how is it possible to faithfully encode the enormous dynamic range of luminance that can exceed 10 orders of magnitude? The Retina and Circadian Rhythms summarizes the knowledge accumulated over the last 30 years about the organization of the retinal circadian clock in many different species, concentrating on the roles that this circadian system plays in retinal function.

About the Series:

The Springer Series in Vision Research is a comprehensive update and overview of cutting edge vision research, exploring, in depth, current breakthroughs at a conceptual level. It details the whole visual system, from molecular processes to anatomy, physiology and behavior and covers both invertebrate and vertebrate organisms from terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Each book in the Series is aimed at all individuals with interests in vision including advanced graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, established vision scientists and clinical investigators.The series editors are N. Justin Marshall, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia and Shaun P. Collin, Neuroecology Group within the School of Animal Biology and the Oceans Institute at the University of Western Australia.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gianluca Tosini
    • 1
  • P. Michael Iuvone
    • 2
  • Douglas G. McMahon
    • 3
  • Shaun P. Collin
    • 4
  1. 1.Morehouse School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Emory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Vanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA
  4. 4.The University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia

About the editors

About the Editors:

Gianluca Tosini is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta. P. Michael Iuvone is Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta. Douglas G. McMahon is Professor of Biological Sciences and Pharmacology, Associate Director for Education and Training Vanderbilt Brain Institute, and Director of Graduate Studies in Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University, Nashville. Shaun P. Collin is Professor, Deputy Director of the Oceans Institute and Head of the Neuroecology Group at University of Western Australia, Crawley.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Retina and Circadian Rhythms
  • Editors Gianluca Tosini
    P. Michael Iuvone
    Douglas G. McMahon
    Shaun P. Collin
  • Series Title Springer Series in Vision Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Series in Vision Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-9612-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4664-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-9613-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 238
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
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