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31 May 2017

Ever wonder why the lights don’t dim or flicker every time we blink?

Ever wonder why the lights don’t dim or flicker every time we blink? A new study conducted by a team of international scientists indicates that the brain constantly repositions the eyeballs to keep them focused on what they are looking at even though the eyelids close every few seconds. "Our eye muscles are quite sluggish and imprecise, so the brain needs to constantly adapt its motor signals to make sure our eyes are pointing where they're supposed to," says lead author Gerrit Maus.

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