Image of an eye inside of a color wheel
How the brain helps us see is a captivating subject in the world of neuroscience.
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Retinal ganglion cells are the conduit between the eyes and the brain.
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One tiny region, the fovea, has more cells — and therefore sharper vision — than the rest of the eye.
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Whether it’s a rainbow or a rose, these bristle-like cells let you know what colors you’re seeing.
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If you were blind since birth and learned how to identify objects by your sense of touch, could you distinguish those objects by sight alone if your vision was suddenly restored?
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Optic vesicles grow into an empty pathway where the brain lays wiring that becomes the optic nerve.
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Cognitive scientist, Marlene Behrmann, investigates what can be learned about visual perception through injury and disorders.
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Sense organs are the brain’s windows to the outside world.
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It takes two photoreceptors in the eye, differing in size and function but working together, to let us see the world.
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Many of the retina’s cells act as supporting characters to the neuron chains responsible for handling visual information.
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Many cells and molecules work together to help you see the world around you.
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We all have a blind spot.
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Of the estimated 80 million Americans who will be 65 and older in 2050, 6.3 million will be impacted by glaucoma.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.