The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

The Eye A Very Short Introduction The eye is one of the most remarkable achievements of evolution and has evolved up to times in different parts of the animal kingdom In humans vision is one of the most important senses and much

  • Title: The Eye: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Michael F Land
  • ISBN: 9780199680306
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Paperback
  • The eye is one of the most remarkable achievements of evolution, and has evolved up to 40 times in different parts of the animal kingdom In humans, vision is one of the most important senses, and much of the brain is given over to the processing of visual information In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Land describes the evolution of vision and the variety of eyes fThe eye is one of the most remarkable achievements of evolution, and has evolved up to 40 times in different parts of the animal kingdom In humans, vision is one of the most important senses, and much of the brain is given over to the processing of visual information In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Land describes the evolution of vision and the variety of eyes found in both humans and animals He explores the evolution of color vision in primates, and the workings of the human eye to consider how it contributes to our visual ability He explains how we see in three dimensions and the basic principles of visual perception, including our impressive capacity for pattern recognition and the ability of vision to guide action.

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    1. Part of this was much more interesting than you'd expect a book about the eye to be. Part of it was exactly as interesting as you'd expect a book about the eye to be. Probably more falls into the latter category than the former, which is unfortunate, but there's enough here that I don't regret reading it, at least.

    2. Our eyes are some of our most precious and prized organs. We receive more information about the world using the sense of vision, than all of the other senses combined. Eye is also a very complex organ, and its complicated structure has fascinated biologists for as long as we have been studying the natural world in a systematic way.This little book gives a surprisingly detailed glimpse at the nature of eye. It provides the reader with a fairly extensive information about the evolutionary developm [...]

    3. The architecture critic Juhani Pallasmaa rallies against the exclusive use of sight to view buildings. Why not, he asks, uses our sense of touch to feel the buildings? One answer to this question is that our body is biologically predisposed to use our eyes to know the world. As Michael Land reveals in this very short introduction, 27% of the human cortex is devoted to visual function while only 7% to feeling of body surface. Judging with our sight is not a modern invention but an intrinsic part [...]

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