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Student neuroscience researcher explores how eye is able to see

Rose Pasquale Neuroscience PhD student Rose Pasquale was awarded the top prize in a poster competition at the 2017 meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. She presented her research on determining how rod and cone pathways in the retina process visual information and allow us to see. Pasquale's work shows that rods are doing a surprising amount of work in what is known as “upper mesopic” conditions — mid-range lighting in which both rods and cones are being used.