The Effects of Constant Light on Visual Processes

  • Theodore P. Williams
  • B. N. Baker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Vertebrates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. W. Keith O’Steen
      Pages 29-49
    3. Kenneth V. Anderson, Vance Lemmon
      Pages 75-98
    4. Kenneth V. Anderson, Vance Lemmon, W. Keith O’Steen
      Pages 99-134
    5. Theodore Lawwill, R. S. Crockett, G. Currier
      Pages 161-177
    6. M. Kaitz, E. Auerbach
      Pages 179-193
  3. Invertebrates

  4. Selected Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. William T. Ham Jr., H. A. Mueller, John J. Ruffolo Jr., DuPont Guerry III
      Pages 319-346
    3. Howard D. Baker, Thomas K. Kuyk
      Pages 347-353
  5. Molecular Aspects of Photoreceptor Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. Joe G. Hollyfield, Mary E. Rayborn, Donna Medford
      Pages 401-407
    3. Richard H. Masland, John W. Mills
      Pages 433-443
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 445-455

About this book


" ... And the evening and the morning were the third day ... And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night ... And the evening and the morning were the fourth day." The First Book of Moses, called Genesis (1: 13,16,19). There was daytime and nighttime before there was a sun or a moon. An interesting thought: How long were each of those first three days? Without a sun to reckon its length, a day could have been longer or shorter than 24 hours. Animals, says Genesis, appeared on the fifth day and by that time the sun and moon were illuminating the earth, presumably in cyclic fashion and with a period of 24 hours. A good thing, too, as readers of this monograph will as­ certain. The papers collected into this volume are written versions of 45 minute talks given at a symposium on "The Effects of Constant Light on Visual Processes", held at The Florida State University in Tallahassee on April 25-27, 1979. The conference was supported by the Psychobiology Program and handled, logistically, by the Center for Professional Development and Public Services. It was recognized that limitations on time and funds made prohibitive the invitation of others who may be doing interesting and related work. But, our earnest hope is that what is compiled here is a good blend of "true" light-damage and "relevant related" work.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Theodore P. Williams
    • 1
  • B. N. Baker
    • 1
  1. 1.Florida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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