How the Retina Works Much of the construction of an image takes place in the retina itself through the use of specialized neural circuits

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  title={How the Retina Works Much of the construction of an image takes place in the retina itself through the use of specialized neural circuits},
  author={Helgs Kolb},
  year={2002}
}
The retina, the filmy piece of tissue lining the back of the eyeball, is considered the best understood part of the brain. Intricate exchanges among the neurons of the retina allow much image construction to take place in the eye itself. Visual perception begins within cells called photoreceptors, where proteins embedded in cell membranes change shape when exposed to light. Layers of other retinal cells transfer signals from the photoreceptors to the optic nerve. The intervening layers process… CONTINUE READING
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