ScienceArt - Image: Optic Nerve

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Image:Optic Nerve

Description: Rapid eye movement. Conceptual computer artwork representing a saccade, the fast and simultaneous movement of both eyes in the same direction. Saccades are initiated by the frontal lobe of the brain above the eyeball seen here. Vision from the the eye during a saccade is relayed to the brain by the optic nerve (brown).