The pathway from eye to brain begins in the retina, where light is converted into neuronal signals.
Light arriving from the right visual field is processed in the brain's left hemisphere. So damage to the left part of the primary visual cortex will result in blindness in the right visual field.
What makes your brain go all-in on what it thinks you’re seeing?
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How does your brain deal with the ambiguous and variable visual information your eyes collect? Neuroscientists think it bets on what's the most likely version of reality.
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It may prove to be a useful diagnostic tool for brain disorders.
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How many beans are in those jars?
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Using mathematical models and sophisticated recording techniques, researchers have discovered how individual neurons function…