Human Vision

Krystel R. Huxlin PH.D.

University of Rochester Eye Institute

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The Human Visual System

Krystel R. Huxlin PH.D.

University of Rochester Eye Institute

The human visual system has often been compared to a photographic camera, an analogy that fails quickly upon serious examination. Indeed, visual perception, with its colored, emotionally charged and contextually modulated, three-dimensional view of the world differs markedly from the rapid flow of two-dimensional information captured by the eye, or for that matter, a photographic camera. This sensory system allows humans to form the cognitive, emotional, and creative insight that drives ...

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