Is the image formed on the retina of the human eye upright or inverted? Discuss the implications of this for our perception of objects.
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Our eyes are convex lenses and real images of objects are formed on the retina. Therefore, this image must be inverted. However, when the image falls on the retina, the light sensitive cells become stimulated and generate electrical signals. These electrical signals are sent to the brain through the optic nerve. This gives rise to the sensation of our vision. Although the image is inverted, the brain interprets the image as an erect image so that we perceive things in the correct orientation.