Apposition and Superposition Eyes

  • Peter Kunze
Part of the Handbook of Sensory Physiology book series (SENSORY, volume 7 / 6 / 6 A)

Abstract

The basic concept of the physiology of compound eyes was laid down 150 years ago by J. Müller (1826). From their typical facetted structure, compound eyes could be expected to function in a way quite different from vertebrate eyes. Of course, it is well established that in facetted eyes specialized optical systems convey the light to visual sense cells, that screening pigments are used to restrict ray propagation, and that basically the same visual pigments absorb the light. But all these means are used in very distinct and sometimes unique ways.

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  • Peter Kunze
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