Vision in Horseshoe Crabs

  • Robert B. BarlowEmail author


Limulus has been a superb animal model for understanding vision in higher animals, including man. Nobel-prize winning research on the lateral eye of Limulus by H. K. Hartline revealed fundamental principles of retinal function applicable to all eyes. The function of the Limulus lateral eye is now well understood as is its essential role in the animal’s mating behavior.


Optic Nerve Lateral Inhibition Horseshoe Crab Neural Code Marine Biological Laboratory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Vision ResearchSUNY Upstate Medical UniversitySyracuseUSA

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