How Do We See Our World?

Seeing Our World

Vision seems so simple. We open our eyes and there is the world. Yet scientists have long appreciated how difficult this is to explain.

For a start, we move our eyes about five or six times a second, fixating on something and then moving quickly on, but we don’t notice this, and the world appears stable. Also, what we can see clears only a tiny area around that fixation point, yet it feels as though we are seeing the whole scene at once.

Zen and the Art of Consciousness
Susan Blackmore

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