scotopic vision


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scotopic vision

[skə′täp·ik ′vizh·ən]
(physiology)
Vision that is due to the activity of the rods of the retina only; it is the type of vision that occurs at very low levels of illumination, and it can detect differences of brightness but not of hue. Also known as night vision.
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The previous connotations associating the enhanced blue response with scotopic vision are incorrect, confusing and, based on current knowledge, should be removed from further discussions.