VISUAL SYSTEM

the elements of the nervous system and the non-neural apparatus of the eye which add to the comprehension of visual arousal. Anterior structures of the eye, such as the lens and cornea, fixate light upon the retina, that transposes photons into neural signals. These are then transmitted via the optic nerve and optic tract to nuclei inside the thalamus and brainstem. These convey the signals either to the visual regions of the cerebral cortex for conscious study or immediately to motor centers inside the brainstem and spinal cord to generate eye motions.

VISUAL SYSTEM: "The visual system allows the central nervous system to process visual detail and produce clear images of what the observer is seeing. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VISUAL SYSTEM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/visual-system/ (accessed July 14, 2019).
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