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Never Trust Your Eyes
     

Never Trust Your Eyes

by Trevor White
 
I read it and greatly enjoyed it. I like the way the author compares the eye and camera. This is done much more successfully than that by many previous authors. It is the sort of book which many of our first year optometry students might benefit from - Dr John Saunders, Visiting Lecturer, Optometry and Visual Science, City University, London.

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I read it and greatly enjoyed it. I like the way the author compares the eye and camera. This is done much more successfully than that by many previous authors. It is the sort of book which many of our first year optometry students might benefit from - Dr John Saunders, Visiting Lecturer, Optometry and Visual Science, City University, London.

We think we see the world in splendid detail, in glorious color, in three dimensions and full motion. But in reality, we only see detail over a tiny area, we are legally blind 25 degrees off center, and we are completely blind for up to half the time our eyes are open!

Using striking visual illusions, we demonstrate the eye's huge limitations compared with a modern digital camera - and then show how Nature splendidly overcomes these limitations to give us the ultimate illusion of near-perfect sight, that is well matched to our survival in the real, living world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781456418663
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/27/2011
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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Meet the Author

As a researcher at British Telecom Labs, Trevor White became fascinated with how our eyes work, and the illusions that arise from the practical constraints that Nature selected for the eye.
To complement his most recent book, Never Trust Your Eyes, the author offers interactive presentations on the eye, on visual illusions, art and photography to schools, universities, and interested specialist groups. To discuss or reserve a presentation please contact the author via nevertrustyoureyes@yahoo.com.
Trevor White holds a Master's degree in Visual Science, a Master's degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's degree in Electronics. Previous publications in professional journals include Nature and Proceedings of the IEE.

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