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