Aspects of Camera Lenses: Cortex

Camera lenses are extremely complex devices that follow the science of optics. In a way, the technology works in the same manner that is a parallel to the oldest and most complex lenses known to humans, the eye. Take the visual cortex for example. 

The Visual Cortex

In anatomy, the visual cortex is actually part of the brain, but it's function is related to the eye. It's responsible for processing and analyzing visual stimuli. It takes the signals from the eyes and turns them into images that our brains can recognize, thanks to a very complex bio chemical reaction.

The Visual Cortex and Camera Lenses

The visual cortex can be seen as a parallel to the image sensor in a camera. The image is captured by the lens and is then refocuses onto the sensor. The sensor then converts the light from the lenses into pixels for our digital cameras to process. Although the sensor is not technically part of the lens, it is where the second focal point of the lens is located. Without the sensor, it would not be possible to turn real life moments into digital files.