Psych M.D. - Optic Nerve


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Term: Optic Nerve
Definition (Myers): the nerve that carries neural impulses from the eye to the brain1
Definition (alternative): (also known as cranial nerve II) is a continuation of the axons of the ganglion cells in the retina2
Contextual explanation: the nerve in the eyes that send the image to the brain to be interpreted by the occipital lobes
Related terms and concepts:
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Related websites:
Sources:
  1. Myers , D.G. (2003). Psychology Seventh Edition . Holland, Michigan : Worth Publishers.
  2. Montgomery, T (2009). The Optic Nerve. Retrieved October 15, 2009, from Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology of the Human Eye Web site: http://www.tedmontgomery.com/the_eye/optcnrve.html
  3. St. Luke, (1996). Iris - eye anatomy. Retrieved October 15, 2009, from stlukeseye.com Web site: http://www.stlukeseye.com/anatomy/OpticNerve.asp
  4. MedicineBoys. (Producer). (2007, January 23) Optic Nerve [educational video]. Retrieved October 15, 2009 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU7X2T1UIzY
Edited by: Daniel
Date of last edit: 10/15/09



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