Psychology - How do we see our world

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What is the name of the point where optic nerves cross?
Optic Chiasma
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Where do optic nerves travel to in the brain?
The Visual Cortex
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What causes the blind spot?
Where the optic nerve leave the retina
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What is the retina made up of?
Rods and Cone cells
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Explain what rods are and how they work?
Rods are cells found on the outside of the retina, they are very sensitive to light and see things in black and white
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Explain what cones are and how they work?
Cones are cells founds in the middle of the retina, they are not as sensitive to light but they are responsible for seeing in colour
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How do rods and cones send information to the visual cortex?
The rods and cones are nerve cells so when they detect light they send nerve impulses along to optic nerve to the visual cortex
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