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Central part of the retina that has a high density of cones, for highly detailed vision
Rigid, Transparent structure on the surface of the eyeball
Apparently swift motion of objects close to a moving observer and the apparently slow motion of objects farther away
Flexible structure that can vary its thickness to enable the eye to focus on objects at different distances
Area where the optic nerve exits the retina
Difference in the apparent position of an object as seen by the left and right retinas
Perception that an object is moving and the background is stationary when in fact the object is stationary and the background is moving
Illusion of movement created by a a rapid succession of stationary images
Neurons in the eye that receive input from bipolar cells, which in turn receive their input from the visual receptors
Ability of a stimulus to influence our behavior even when it is presented so faintly or briefly or along with such strong distracters that we donot perceive it consciously
Neuron in the visual system of the brain that responds to the presence of a certain simple feature, such as a horizontal line
Energy in the environment that affects us in some way
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Visual receptors that are adapted for color vision, daytime vision, and detailed vision
Degree to which the eyes turn in to focus on a close object
Approach to psychology that seeks to explain how we perceive overall patterns
Tendency to perceive objects as unchanging in shape, size, and color despite variations in what actually reaches the retina
Visual receptors that are adapted for vision in dim light
Perception of distance
Adjustment of the thickness of the lens to focus on objects at different distances
Layer of visual receptors covering the back surface of the eyeball
Our subjective experience of sensory information dependent on the physiological system
Specialized cell that converts environmental energies into signals for the nervous system
Colored structure on the surface of the eye surrounding the pupil

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