Measuring Sensitivity Threshold of the Human Eye to Feeble Light (Selig Hecht)

  • Svetlana G. LukishovaEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 217)


This chapter is devoted to Selig Hecht (1892–1947) who was known for his substantial contributions to the study of photoreception and vision, especially for measuring sensitivity threshold of the human eye to feeble light. Section 17.1 contains Hecht’s biography, in Sect. 17.2 the list of his papers related to vision is provided, and Sect. 17.3 contains a reprint of famous paper S. Hecht, S. Shlaer and M.H. Pirenne: Energy, Quanta and Vision, J. Gen. Physiol. 25, 819 (1942).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Institute of OpticsUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

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