A quiz on the human visual system

Adrian F. Clark

  1. What is "continuity" in the context of visual processing?

  2. Where does the "where" or "how" pathway run?

  3. What type of cell is responsible for vision in low-light conditions?

  4. Blue cones are much less responsive than red- and green-sensitive ones. How does the brain handle this?

  5. Where does the "what" pathway run?

  6. Why are the decks of ships usually illuminated using red light at night?

  7. Signals from the eye travel via the optic nerve to which of the following?

  8. Roughly, what is the range of wavelengths of visible light?

  9. What is the name of the rear surface of the eye?

  10. What causes the illusion of the Hermann grid?