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19 Cards in this Set

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ability to focus our vision, small muscles change shape
images are focuse on back surface of eye.. contains rods and cones...what lets you see.
vitreous humor
aqueous solution..supports eye and serves as cushion
(cerebral cortex)(mammalian brain) big part of brain!
cerebral cortex
(mammilian brain)2/3 of neurons, covers almost entire brain, dark matter/white matter
physiological processes...BREATHING
(reptilian brain) fight or flight
visual cortex
back of brain. occipital lobes, visual info is processed
modular units
neurons in the cortex, undergo a continuing "convo" thru electrical impulses
left hemisphere
language orginates
right hemisphere
motor skills
temporal lobe
after visual cortex has process the visual info, it carries out recognition process
(black and white) monochrome vision
color vision
occipital lobe
where the visual cortex is located
blind sight
ability to "see without looking" athletes make passes w/o looking
optic nerve
bundle of nerve cells that carries visual info from eye to visual cortex
subliminal perception
brain's ability to filter out visual info and only allow recognition of that input which is important (speed of words shown to people)
severing corpus callosum
2 halves cannot communicate. see image with left eye, image is processed on right, cannot name b/c right visual cortex cannot communicate w/ left language. can draw object.