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highly sensitive to minimal light, allows us to see at night (shapes and movement)
rhodopsin split into opsin and retinene in photon of light....opsin and retinene turn ATP into ADP and combine back to make rhodopsin
in bright light, rhodopsin is broken down faster than it can be remanufactured (look at light, close eyes, still there..rods)
receptors for color and visual acuity (sharp vision)
highest concentration in the
*Cones contain three types of photopigaments that require bright light for breakdown (these are yet unidentified)
Normal Population Breakdown
*white light results in all of the cones firing
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