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António M. Fernandes, Kandice Fero, Wolfgang Driever and Harold A. Burgess Enlightening the brain: Linking deep brain photoreception with behavior and physiology BioEssays 35

Article first published online: 26 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/bies.201300034

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Several extra-ocular tissues can detect and respond to photic stimuli. Here, we discuss the identity and behavioral role of deep brain photoreceptors revealed by recent experiments using zebrafish. We hypothesize that an ancient link between non-visual opsins and neurohormonal systems continues to operate in mammals.

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