photopic vision


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photopic vision

[fō′täp·ik ′vizh·ən]
(physiology)
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Our best resolution occurs with photopic vision, which can resolve features about 1 arcminute across.
Quite on the contrary, all available empirical data from man and primate (Cavonius & Robbins, 1973; Hendley, 1948; Hess & Nordby, 1986b; Hetch & Mintz, 1939; Shlaer, 1937; Shlaer, Smith, & Chase, 1942; van de Grind, Koenderink, & van Doorn, 2000) indicate that this relationship has two branches and a point of discontinuity which is usually interpreted as indicating the transition from scotopic to photopic vision.
In 1924 the CIE introduced the spectral luminous efficiency function V([lambda]) for photopic vision [CIE 1926], which is based on the responsivity of the cones.