Knowing Neurons

A Close Up Look

Have you ever wondered about how vision works across the animal kingdom?

From the retina to the occipital lobe, this infographic series by vision scientist Gil Torten will walk you through different aspects of the visual process, ranging from the minutia of retinal cell biology to the neuroscientific magic of optical illusions. Each infographic will cover a different topic across vision science; we hope you enjoy!

Check out our infographics in Spanish, German, and Turkish while you're here!

Gil Torten is currently in his 2nd year of his Ph.D. at UCLA. His research is particularly interested in vision, specifically in the maintenance and function of the photoreceptor cell in the retina, with a focus on utilizing new technology in microscopy to better understand this complex cell. While Gil spends a bit too much time in the lab, he is also passionate about art and has been working with clay in some capacity for over 12 years - see his work on his Instagram: @tortenceramics. In the future, Gil hopes to use his experience in both art and science to encourage cross disciplinary education in K-12 and in universities, and teach others about the value of exploring a wide range of interests