Visual Processing and Pathways


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Which part of the central nervous system is responsible for producing sight?

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1. How is visual data passed along the optic nerve?

2. What happens to the 10% of the visual data that does not go to the primary visual cortex?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Discover how much you know about the visual processing and pathways of the body and its central nervous system with this quiz and worksheet. Test questions assess you on areas of interest like sight and the optic nerve.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on:

  • The data that doesn't reach the primary visual cortex
  • Parts of the cortical visual pathway
  • How the brain receives signals with regard to parallel processing

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the optic nerve
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of parallel processing and how it's connected to the way the brain takes in sensory input
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on visual processing and pathways

Additional Learning

For more on how the brain and central nervous system work together to produce vision, we've made available to you the lesson called Visual Processing and Pathways. Use the following as a study list:

  • How light reaches the eye
  • Photoreceptors, rods and cones
  • Ganglion cells
  • Optic chiasm
  • Lateral geniculate nucleus
  • Noncortical pathways