cell layers of the retina. photoreceptors are circled in red.

cell layers of the retina. photoreceptors are circled in red.

Photoreceptor:

name for cell in the retina that is sensitive to light, and can convert light signals into information used by the brain to create a visual representation. Photoreceptors include rods and cones.

Read more: Know your brain - Retina

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