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How the Brain Avoids Blurry Vision

02 Jun 2015

Scientists have discovered how nerve cells stabilize visual images.
By: Lisa Marie Potter, Contributor
Inside Science
June 2, 2015

(Inside Science) – Thank goodness for autostabilization, the digital camera feature that compensates for movement to achieve that crystal-clear, spontaneous selfie. But even more importantly in daily life, our eyes have an ancient form of autostabilization that prevents the world from blurring by. Skinny nerve cells called axons connecting the eye and the brain trigger tiny eye movements that stabilize our field of vision.

For the first time, scientists have identified the molecules that make sure these axons are... (continue to full article text)

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