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Blind spot (vision)

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A blind spot, scotoma, is an obscurity of the visual field. [1]

15 relations: Brain, Cephalopod eye, Edme Mariotte, Filling-in, Horizontal eccentricity, Human eye, Octopus, Optic disc, Optic nerve, Photoreceptor cell, Retina, Scholarpedia, Scotoma, Vertebrate, Visual field.


The brain is an organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals.

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Cephalopod eye

Cephalopods, as active marine predators, possess sensory organs specialized for use in aquatic conditions.

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Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.

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Christmas and holiday season

The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.

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Christmas traditions

Christmas traditions vary from country to country.

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Edme Mariotte

Edme Mariotte (c. 1620 – 12 May 1684) was a French physicist and priest (Abbé).

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In vision, filling-in phenomena are those responsible for the completion of missing information across the physiological blind spot, and across natural and artificial scotomata.

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Horizontal eccentricity

Horizontal eccentricity refers to the horizontal axis, measured in degrees, along the visual field.

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Human eye

The human eye is an organ which reacts to light and pressure.

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New Year

New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.

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New Year's Day

New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

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New Year's Eve

In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.

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The octopus (or ~) is a soft-bodied, eight-armed mollusc of the order Octopoda.

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Optic disc

The optic disc or optic nerve head is the point of exit for ganglion cell axons leaving the eye.

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Optic nerve

The optic nerve, also known as cranial nerve II, is a paired nerve that transmits visual information from the retina to the brain.

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Photoreceptor cell

A photoreceptor cell is a specialized type of neuroepithelial cell found in the retina that is capable of visual phototransduction.

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The retina is the innermost, light-sensitive "coat", or layer, of shell tissue of the eye of most vertebrates and some molluscs.

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Scholarpedia is an English-language online wiki-based encyclopedia with features commonly associated with open-access online academic journals, which aims to have quality content.

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A scotoma (Greek σκότος/skótos, darkness; plural: scotomas or scotomata) is an area of partial alteration in the field of vision consisting of a partially diminished or entirely degenerated visual acuity that is surrounded by a field of normal – or relatively well-preserved – vision.

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Vertebrates comprise all species of animals within the subphylum Vertebrata (chordates with backbones).

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Visual field

The visual field is the "spatial array of visual sensations available to observation in introspectionist psychological experiments".

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2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.

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2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_spot_(vision)

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