The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1967
Nobel co-recipients Ragnar Granit, George Wald
Physician, Biophysicist. Physiological and chemical visual processes in eye.
"Vision itself is a dynamic process. There is little in the world that stands still, at least not as imaged in our retinas, for our eyes are always moving. The visual system is almost exclusively organized to detect change and motion."
Hartline HK, Wagner HG, and Ratcliff F. Inhibition in the eye of Limulus. J Gen Physiol, 1956, 39: 651-673
Hartline HK and Ratliff F. Spatial summation of inhibitory influences in the eye of Limulus, and the mutual interaction of receptor units. J Gen Physiol, 1958, 41: 1049-1066
Ratliff F and Hartline HK. The responses of limulus optic nerve fibers to patterns of illumination on the receptor mosaic. J Gen Physiol, 1959, 42: 1241-1255
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Name: Haldan Keffer Hartline
Birth: 22 December 1903, Bloomsburg, PA, USA
Death: 17 March 1983, Fallston, MD, USA
Institution: Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA
Award: "for their discoveries concerning the primary physiological and chemical visual processes in the eye"
Portion of cash: 1/3
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