2.2 Brain and Behavior LEcture

2.2 Brain and Behavior LEcture - Lecture 2 - The eye:...

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 2 - The eye: structure and function Topics to be discussed: Topics to be discussed: Visual pathways The eyes structure The eyes function (retina) The visual pathways (the first 3 stations) Topics to be discussed: Topics to be discussed: Visual pathways The eyes structure The eyes function (retina) Resolution (acuity) The ability to detect fine details Sensitivity The ability to detect faint light An ideal eye should have both resolution and sensitivity optimized, however, in reality optimizing one comes on the expense of the other. The eyes 3 layers Distance viewing Near viewing Common clinical problems: Glaucoma Cataract Myopia or Hyperopia Detached retina Macular degeneration Retinitis pigmentosa Macular degeneration Retinitis pigmentosa Normal vision light is focused on the retina Myopia (nearsightedness) cant focus on distant objects because focal point of light falls in front of retina. ....
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