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Contrast Sensitivity

"Contrast Sensitivity" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The ability to detect sharp boundaries (stimuli) and to detect slight changes in luminance at regions without distinct contours. Psychophysical measurements of this visual function are used to evaluate visual acuity and to detect eye disease.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Contrast Sensitivity" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Contrast Sensitivity" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 149 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2013
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