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The Visual System.docx

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Department
Psychology
Course
PS263
Professor
Bruce Mc Kay
Semester
Winter

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The Visual System 1302013 123300 PM Light Enters the EyeDuality of light light is a wave and a particleWhy is it important Each of these aspects of light have different affects on the nervous system o Waves really speak to the colour of light o In terms of the action of light as a particle when we get to talking about the way the rhodopsin encodes those particles of light it changes the conformation and gives you a signal o Both of the properties are important for visual transductionAll the radiation in the world different frequencies Some people can detect some light in the infrared system or the ultraviolet spectrum o They are able to see the light heat radiating off of individualsHow much of the particles are impinging on you speaks to the brightness how fast the wave is moving is the colourDiagram of the human eyethe back of the eye is
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