True Vision: How We See
Seeing is a joint enterprise: The eye records, but the brain must interpret.
Our perception of the world ordinarily seems so effortless that we tend to take it for granted. We
look, we see, we understand—it seems as natural
and inevitable as water flowing downhill.
In order to understand perception, we need to
first get rid of the notion that the image at the back
of the eye simply gets “relayed” back to the brain to
be displayed on a screen. Instead, we must understand
that as soon as rays of light are converted into
neural impulses at the back of t...
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