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How They Eye Works

Brian zhil at online.no
Wed Apr 3 14:23:39 EST 2002

This is not correct.
The information is already processed in the retina into two distinct pathways,
one for motion and the other for details/form/shape/colour.
These data are sent through the Thalamus, which is a center for your attention
(visual, audial etc.), to the occipital lobe.
There the information is processed into two pathways, the one with motion and
other spatial information is combined with information from the senses
(touch/orientation etc.) in the parietal lobe, just above the occipital lobe.
What do we see ?
This question is asked in your temporal lobe, which is a detail-gathering
center, through colour, shape etc.
The so-called 'Grand-Mothers Face'-cell doesn't exist, it is _distributed_ -
this way we can combine and recognize an almost endless num,ber of objects.
How we decide and such is not clear, I haven't reached as far in "Principles of
Neural Science" - but I'm approaching.

As a being, it is not just the brain, but also the rest of the body - they don't
just send signals to the brain - they also interpret it for us, so the brain
doesn't have to do the entire work-load.
Consciousness is probably best described by Dr.Calvin.
Check out some of his books, it doesn't take a genious to see what he's
researching for.


"BriF" <brif8 at hotmail.com> skrev i melding
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> Greetings
> Could someone please advise me on the following statement, and correct where
> necessary I'm repeating facts that I was told and would like to verify them
> as accurately as possible, if for some reason this is in the wrong NG I
> apologize.
> The visual system could be likening unto a camcorder.
> The eye is simply the lens, which allows in as much light as necessary, this
> is focus to a single point for it to be processed. The visual cortex of the
> brain is like the viewfinder, it's function is to process the information
> from object recognition. That Yes, it has green on the top in an oval shape,
> is supported by a brown rectangle, yes I'm looking at a tree. The visual
> cortex processes the image and what it is, without paying much attention to
> the specific details, colors etc. this is performed at a rate of 28 frames
> per second. Much like the viewfinder is Black & White and is worried about
> what is in picture and what is out of picture.
> The visual subconscious is like the cassette tape. It records everything in
> very clear details specific colors shapes etc.. It does not do the image
> processing, it simply records what is seen and is not worried about what it
> is. Due to the less processing done it is capable of performing at a rate of
> 30 frames per second. Much like the cassette it just records what is fed
> into the lenses, for latter use.
> Is this accurate, or where are the flaws. (perhaps terminology) I'm not
> sure. What was of real interest to me was that two parts of the brain handle
> visual images from the eye, and that each brain functions at different
> rates. If this is the case I would love someone to please explain this to
> me, in basic understanding, I'm not into neurobiology, but this is non the
> less quite fascinating.
> Any direction to online material that covers this issue would be more
> appreciated.
> I thank you all for your patience and to those willing to help, I thank you
> in advance
> Barry

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