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rods (and cones)

 a type ofreceptor cell found in the retina of the eye. Rods are criticalfor sight during dim illumination, whereas cones are more active in good light conditions.Individuals who lack rods (or have rods that don't function) suffer from night blindness, andcannot see properly in dim light.

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September 16th 2021


 an abbreviation of the British Psychological Society.