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2. Making better eyes

2. Making better eyes  

Michael Land

in The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
Published Online: 
May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779961
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199680306.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199680306
‘Making better eyes’ explores some of the difficulties associated with making versatile high-resolution eyes, and how these problems have been overcome. Advanced eyes need to produce a well ... More
4. The moving eye

4. The moving eye  

Michael Land

in The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
Published Online: 
May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779961
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199680306.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199680306
Why does our eye movement system not allow gaze to move continuously? ‘The moving eye’ describes how information is taken in during fixations and how saccades move the eyes as fast as ... More
1. What is the immune system?

1. What is the immune system?  

Paul Klenerman

in The Immune System: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191815706
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753902.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198753902
The immune system resists threats from outside as well as from within the body. ‘What is the immune system?’ considers the basic mechanisms of immunity and describes the specific structures ... More
2. Smelling with genes

2. Smelling with genes  

Matthew Cobb

in Smell: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2020
Published Online: 
May 2020
eISBN: 
9780191863967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198825258.003.0002
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9780198825258
‘Smelling with genes’ begins by looking at the 1991 Nobel Prize-winning discovery of genes in rats that encoded proteins functioning as olfactory receptors. After this groundbreaking ... More
9. Anaesthesia tomorrow

9. Anaesthesia tomorrow  

Aidan O’Donnell

in Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777868
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584543.003.0009
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199584543
Anaesthesia is evolving, so predictions about the future are hard to make. Three trends seem highly likely to result in changes in practice: understanding brain function, more intensive ... More
2. First responders: the innate immune response

2. First responders: the innate immune response  

Paul Klenerman

in The Immune System: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
Published Online: 
Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191815706
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753902.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198753902
How does the immune system know when to respond? ‘First responders: the innate immune response’ considers this fundamental question that is central to understanding both normal (e.g. to ... More
The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

The Eye: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael F. Land

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
Published Online: 
May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779961
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199680306.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199680306
The eye is one of the most remarkable achievements of evolution. In humans, vision is the most important sense, and much of the brain is given over to the processing of visual information. ... More
2. What gets into our minds? Perception

2. What gets into our minds? Perception  

Gillian Butler and McManus Freda

in Psychology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779831
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670420.003.0002
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9780199670420
Should we assume that the world is as we see it and as others see it? Do our senses reflect an objective and shared reality? Psychologists have found this assumption about perception ... More

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