The basics of how we see

This is just the basics of how we see. It includes keywords and definitions of the brain (and it's structure) and the eye (and it's structure).

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  • Created on: 12-12-14 20:44
Perception
The way the brain makes sense of the visual image detected by the eyes.
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Retina
The light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye. It is made up of nerve cells called rods and cones.
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Rods
Light-sensitive cells in the retina that respond even in dim light.
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Cones
Light-sensitive cells in the retina that can be detect colour.
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Blindspot
The area of the retina where the optic nerve leaves. It has no rods or cones so cannot detect light or colour.
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Optic chiasma
The cross-shape where some of the information from the left eye and right eye crosses over to pass into the opposite side of the brain.
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Visual cortex
The area at the back of the brain that interprets visual information.
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The light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye. It is made up of nerve cells called rods and cones.

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Retina

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Light-sensitive cells in the retina that respond even in dim light.

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Card 4

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Light-sensitive cells in the retina that can be detect colour.

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Card 5

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The area of the retina where the optic nerve leaves. It has no rods or cones so cannot detect light or colour.

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