Is our retina really upside down?

Baden, Thomas and Nilsson, Dan-Eric (2022) Is our retina really upside down? Current Biology, 32 (7). R300-R303. ISSN 0960-9822

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In the vertebrate eye, photoreceptors are covered beneath a thick sheet of neural retina and face away from the light. This seemingly awkward arrangement has led to the popular notion that our retinas are upside down, implying a deep design flaw. Baden and Nilsson argue that, from an evolutionary perspective, an inverted design actually offers many notable benefits that might have never been exploited if things had started off the other way round.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Face, Photoreceptor Cells, Retina
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Neuroscience
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Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2023 09:09
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2023 01:00

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