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“How does melanopsin help us to see?“

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The discovery of melanopsin, a new photoreceptor in the mammalian retina, has revolutionized our understanding of how changes in background light intensity are measured to drive sub-conscious responses such as circadian photoentrainment. Here, I will discuss our recent work that addresses how melanopsin might also be important in more conventional visual tasks, such as the detection of spatial patterns, in the mouse early visual system.

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