Scientific Understanding of Consciousness
Vision and Consciousness
In normal waketime, early visual stages are part of the dynamic core of consciousness.
Consciousness does not depend on the early stages of vision. Close your eyes -- you still have consciousness.
When you are looking at minute objects, the neurons in the early stages of vision are a part of the dynamic core of consciousness.
The active neuronal pattern in the visual pathway forms the neural image of what we see, combinatorial space of this synaptically-connected neuronal pattern is immense.