9781933771663

The Vision Revolution: How the Latest Research Overturns Everything We Thought We Knew About Human Vision

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  • ISBN13:

    9781933771663

  • ISBN10:

    1933771666

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-06-02
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
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Summary

Primates evolved binocular vision (both eyes facing forward) so that they can see in three dimensions, critical as they jumped from branch to branch. Higher primates developed color vision to better hunt out ripe fruit. Optical illusions succeed because they exploit the limitations of our visual processing. Wrong! All of these beliefs are false, as groundbreaking research by evolutionary scientist and neurobiologist Mark Changizi now reveals. Changizi's research centers on the "why" of human vision. Why do we have binocular vision? Why do we see in color the way we do? Why do optical illusions work? And why are we able to absorb information by readinga very new invention from an evolutionary perspectivemore readily than by hearing, which we've evolved to do over hundreds of thousands of years? The Vision Revolution answers these questions, and proves, with the detailed results of Changizi's fieldwork, that the answers are very different than traditionally believed. A radically new perspective of human vision is now emerging. The Vision Revolution is upon us.

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