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PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "I decided to write this post after having too many heated discussions with many users across many blogs. After hearing repeatedly; 'The iPad will have a better display' or 'It sucks because it's not Retina' I figured it was time to break the argument down and dispel the 'Retina' myth." Fantastic post at The Verge.
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izomiac
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I'm not sure how you disagree. I was speaking of how ganglia primarily transmits differences between photoceptors down the optic nerve (e.g. only one of three reporting to that ganglion sees light). There's also some motion processing in the retina.

It's more the lateral geniculate nuclei in the thalamus that "interpolates" data from the optic tract and transcodes it for the cortex (IMHO it's more akin to lossy compression, but there's decentralized single processing as well). The cortex is where all signals merge and we get additional postprocessing. I'm not sure if it's the frontal or occipital lobe's cortex that give rise to optical illusions, hysteric blindness, and the various forms of blindsight, which are the more obvious examples of "interpolation" going wrong.

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