Abstract

The applicability of the Bunsen-Roscoe law to the components of the human electroretinogram was investigated under conditions of moderate light adaptation. Simultaneous <i>X</i> and <i>B</i> waves were obtained with red test stimulation and <i>A</i> and <i>B</i> waves with white test stimulation. Both response amplitude and implicit time were measured. The <i>A</i> and <i>X</i> waves were found to adhere to the Bunsen-Roscoe law and have relatively constant implicit times. The response amplitude of the <i>B</i> waves showed systematic departures from a simple Bunsen-Roscoe model and their implicit times varied with both stimulus duration and luminance.

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