The Rise of Vector Data

What happens in your brain when you see someone you recognize?

First, the rods and cones in your eyes record the light intensity. Those signals then travel to the visual cortex in the back of your head, where they activate neural cells through several layers in your visual cortex. In the end, you have millions of neurons activated in varying intensities. Those activations are transmitted to your temporal lobe, where your brain interprets as: “I see Julie.”

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