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Playing a musical instrument is the brain equivalent of a full-body workout.
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Amacrine cells fine tune electrical signaling in the retina.
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Light-sensing cells convert tiny packets of light into your view of the world.
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Donning a pair of 3-D glasses at the movies can us immerse in the action. But the technology that makes 3-D movies work has always existed inside our brains.
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Artificial intelligence is helping neuroscientists understand human vision — which, in turn, can help engineers create better technologies.
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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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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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