Our memory and mental processes rely heavily on sight. There are more neurons in the nervous system dedicated to vision than to any other of the five senses, indicating vision's importance in our lives. The almost immediate interaction between the eye and the brain in producing vision makes even the most intricate computer program pale in comparison. Although we seldom pause to imagine life without sight, vision is the most precious of all our senses. Without it, our relationship to the world about us, and our ability to interact with our environment, would diminish immeasurably.
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