In the last column, we looked at the way in which light perception occurs and how this process can go awry. But what about color? Though related to light sensation, color sensation relies on a slightly more specific subset of our optical machinery. After light enters the eye, it interacts …
“This circuitry, when intact, allows us to see the reality that light illuminates.”
We see light every day (albeit not as much as would be nice here in New England). But what is it?
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“Seconds before 1:23 am, the No.4 nuclear reactor in the plant had exploded.”
“This was somebody’s father or child…and their skulls were dug up and decorated with mosaics.”
“However, many developing neurons initially overextend their axons to inappropriate regions of the brain.”
“This is equivalent to taking a thin string that stretches from the ground to the top of the empire state building, and coiling it up so that it fits inside a sesame seed!”