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Dec 18, 2023

Human eyes: How they work, and their mind-blowing anatomy

Our eyes are crucially important in so many ways, but they are also incredibly complicated.

By: Hayley Bennett

Published: December 17, 2023 at 5:39 am

Containing more than 100 million light-sensitive cells and some of the fastest muscles in our bodies, our eyes are capable of picking up everything from starlight beaming across the galaxy to the full gamut of human emotion.

But it’s in their coupling with our minds – through the approximately one million nerve fibres connecting each eye to our brains – that we gain the ability to synthesise slick visuals and interpret what’s going on around us without getting distracted or overwhelmed.

Read more: https://www.sciencefocus.com/the-human-body/the-human-eye

Article property of BBC Science Focus

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