How Receptors of the Eye Conduct Information via the Optic Nerve


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Suppose a person was born with no or fewer cone cells. This would lead to problems seeing which of these?

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1. Some animals, like cats, can see in lower light than humans. Their eyes should contain more _____

2. Since the optic nerve transmits information from the eye to the brain, an injury to the optic nerve could result in _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Without microscopic receptors along the optic nerve, vision would not be possible, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how this works. Some things you'll be assessed on include the names and functions of receptors involved in vision.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these physiology assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Locations of various subtypes of photoreceptors
  • Functions of various subtypes
  • Classification of the optic nerve
  • Anatomy of the retina at the microscopic level

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about photoreceptors
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information regarding anatomy and physiology related to vision
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding photopsins and rhodopsins

Additional Learning

To learn more about photoreceptors, review the accompanying lesson called How Receptors of the Eye Conduct Information via the Optic Nerve. This physiology lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the structure and function of the retina
  • Define photoreceptor
  • Identify the role and location of photopsin and rhodopsin
  • Recognize the different names for the optic nerve