The Wisdom of the Eye book cover

The Wisdom of the Eye

The Wisdom of the Eye is a survey of the major concepts underlying many of the basic sciences related to the human eye and visual brain in one volume, using anecdotes and a minimum of highly technical language to emphasize the important points. This book presents an up-to-date treatment on how the eye and visual system work to help us see, interpret what we see, and communicate what we feel. It also examines how this description of the visual system teaches us more about ourselves.

Neuroscientists, psychiatrists, cognitive scientists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and educated lay persons with an interest in popular science.

Hardbound, 232 Pages

Published: April 2000

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-496860-8


  • an interesting and enjoyable read ... important basic information about the function of the visual system for clinicians, students, and scientists from fields outside of vision research."
    --Steven E. Wilson in the JOURNAL OF REFRACTIVE SURGERY


  • Introduction


    Part I The Eye

    1 The Young Eye

    2 The Image of the Adult Human Eye

    3 Eyes of Different Animals

    4 The Healing Eye

    5 Refractive Errors of rhe Human Eye: A Sociologic Viewpoint

    6 Eye Communication

    Part Ii The Visual Brain

    7 Creating Visual Stories and Illusions around the Retinal Image

    8 Brain Sharpening of the Retinal Image

    9 Coloring the Retinal Image

    10 Awareness of the Retinal Image



advert image