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Eye Candy

  • Published18 Apr 2017
  • Reviewed18 Apr 2017
  • Author Michael W. Richardson
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN
Located at the back of the eye, the retina contains light-sensing cells that convert light into electrical signals the brain can interpret. In this image of a mouse retina, blood vessels (stained in blue) deliver oxygen and nutrients to retinal cells, powering their activity.
Gabriel Luna, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Located at the back of the eye, the retina contains light-sensing cells that convert light into electrical signals the brain can interpret. In this image of a mouse retina, blood vessels (stained in blue) deliver oxygen and nutrients to retinal cells, powering their activity.

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