How Do Rods & Cones Differ Functionally?


Both rods and cones have receptive tips- called the outer segments-that are immersed in the colored layer of the retina. The outer segment of a rod or cone is joined to an inner segment, which in turn connects to the cell body. Rods have slender,
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How Do Rods & Cones Differ Functionally?
There are two types of photoreceptors in the retina of the eye: rods and cones. Rods are specialized for night vision and peripheral vision. They require very little light to work, but they are incapable of providing detailed or colored vision. Cones are... More »
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Rods and cones contain photoreceptors that convert light first to chemical energy and then into electrical energy for transmission to the vision centers of the brain via the optic
Rods respond to light while Cones respond to color.
Rods translate light into monochromic values, everything inbetween
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