Visual noise selectively degrades vision in migraine

Doreen Wagner, Velitchko Manahilov, Gunter Loffler, Gael E. Gordon, Gordon N. Dutton

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Migraine is a disabling condition with underlying neuronal mechanisms that remain elusive. Migraineurs experience hyperresponsivity to visual stimuli and frequently experience visual disturbances. In the present study, the equivalent input noise approach was used to reveal abnormalities of visual processing and to isolate factors responsible for any such deficits. This approach partitions visual sensitivity into components that represent the efficiency of using the available stimulus information, the background internal noise due to irregular neuronal fluctuations, and the neuronal noise induced by the external stimulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2294-2299
Number of pages6
JournalInvestigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2010


  • migraine
  • optometry
  • vision sciences


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