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Eye Strips Images Of All But Bare Essentials Before Sending Visual Information To Brain, UC Berkeley Research Shows

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April 5, 2001
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The eye as a camera has been a powerful metaphor for poets and scientists alike, implying that the eye provides the brain with detailed snapshots that form the basis for our rich experience of the world. Recent studies at the University of California, Berkeley, however, show that the metaphor is more poetic than real. What the eye sends to the brain are mere outlines of the visual world, sketchy impressions that make our vivid visual experience all the more amazing.

The eye as a camera has been a powerful metaphor for poets and scientists alike, implying that the eye provides the brain with detailed snapshots that form the basis for our rich experience of the world.


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University Of California, Berkeley. "Eye Strips Images Of All But Bare Essentials Before Sending Visual Information To Brain, UC Berkeley Research Shows." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 5 April 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/04/010402072455.htm>.
University Of California, Berkeley. (2001, April 5). Eye Strips Images Of All But Bare Essentials Before Sending Visual Information To Brain, UC Berkeley Research Shows. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/04/010402072455.htm
University Of California, Berkeley. "Eye Strips Images Of All But Bare Essentials Before Sending Visual Information To Brain, UC Berkeley Research Shows." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/04/010402072455.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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