Fixing My Gaze

Fixing My Gaze

A Scientist's Journey Into Seeing in Three Dimensions

eBook - 2009
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"When neuroscientist Susan Barry was fifty years old, she took an unforgettable trip to Manhattan. As she emerged from the dim light of the subway into the sunshine, she saw a view of the city that she had witnessed many times in the past but now saw in an astonishingly new way. Skyscrapers on street corners appeared to loom out toward her like the bows of giant ships. Tree branches projected upward and outward, enclosing and commanding palpable volumes of space. Leaves created intricate mosaics in 3D. With each glance, she experienced the deliriously novel sense of immersion in a three dimensional world. Barry had been cross-eyed and stereoblind since early infancy. After half a century of perceiving her surroundings as flat and compressed, on that day she was seeing Manhattan in stereo depth for first time in her life"--Page 2 of cover.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2009
ISBN: 9780786744749
078674474X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 249 pages) : illustrations

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