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On the somatosensation of vision
Published in
2012
Volume: 19
   
Issue: 1
Pages: 31 - 39
Abstract
The interconnection between vision and somatosensation is already well-established and is further supplemented by the evolutionary link between eyes and photoreceptors, and the functional connection between photosensation and thermoreception. However, our analysis shows that the relation between vision and somatosensation is much much deeper and suggests that somatosensation may possibly be the basis of vision. Surprisingly, our photoreceptor itself needs somatosensory proteins for its functioning, and our entire visual pathway depends on somatosensory cues for its functioning.
About the journal
JournalAnnals of Neurosciences
ISSN09727531
Open AccessYes
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