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From the eye to the brain HTML5


This animation illustrates the process of  visual perception from the level of the eye to that of the brain.

Click on to zoom in on a part of the retina.

Learning goals

  • To observe the perception of visual information and the propagation of neural messages from the eye to the visual area of the cerebral cortex, via the optic nerve.
  • To observe the beginnings of sensory messages at the level of the photoreceptive cells of the retina.

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From its perception by the eye to its interpretation by the brain, a visual message (light) undergoes several transformations.

The visual message first passes through the different layers of…

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