Brain in the Eye – Portal to the World
The retina has long been underrated. Is its job strictly to forward information to the brain? The latest studies say: No, it does much more!
Whatever we’re doing – reading, walking, reaching for an object or recognizing a face – millions of nerve cells in the retina process every image we see. Even the tiniest ray of light triggers a chain reaction of events in the retina. The results are 12 different data trails for every image. The brain merges them together into a complete picture.
Scientific and medical consultants:
Prim. Priv. Doz. Dr. Siegfried Priglinger (AKh Linz), Prim. Univ.-Prof. (Univ. Erlangen) Dr. Franz A. Fellner