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Rod cells


Cone cells


More sensitive to light and therefore they get bleached in bright light

Less sensitive to light and therefore they function well in bright light

One type of cell that can absorb all wavelengths of visible light

Three types of cells that absorb red, blue, or green light only

Monochrome vision and duller vision than cone cells

Color vision and sharper vision than rod cells

More widely dispersed in retina and therefore provide wider field of vision

Less widely dispersed in retina and therefore provide narrower field of vision

Groups of rod cells send signals to one neuron of optic nerve

Individual cone cells send signals to one neuron of optic nerve


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