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Posts tagged retina

April 26, 2004

 

Afterglow

What are afterglows and how do they appear? Find out on this Moment of Science.

March 25, 2004

 

The Green Door

Learn about peripheral vision and color on this Moment of Science.

October 16, 2003

 

Making Contact

Learn how contacts function compared to eyeglasses.

September 27, 2003

 

The Moving Thumb

This shows that our brains aren’t just open windows through which the world pours. They are always interpreting the information they receive. In this case, your brain knew your eyes were moving, and it interpreted the change in visual images as coming from inside your head.

September 27, 2003

 

SuperHero Vision

Although this surgery might soon be available to the public, it’s worth wondering why we would want such enhanced vision. Most of us, like Clark Kent, don’t really need it. Unless, that is, you’re considering a career in the superhero business.

September 27, 2003

 

Star Light, Star White

The back of your eye, called the retina, has two kinds of cells: rods and cones. In bright light the cones are what we use, while in dim light the cones are less active and the rods take over.

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