The cause of blindsight is a mystery. To begin to understand how visual information about movement is transmitted from the eye to the brain, scientists are studying the input from a subset of bipolar cells (labelled in purple) to ganglion cells (labelled in green) that relay information about movement from the retina to the brain. Learning how these cells are able to transmit visual information about movement while other visual information is lost may provide clues to understanding blindness.
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Michael W. Richardson is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York, covering topics ranging from the brain and behavior to the environment.
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