The Wisdom of the Eye

By

  • David Miller, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

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.
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Audience

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

 

Book information

  • Published: April 2000
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-496860-8

Reviews

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



Table of Contents


Introduction

Preface

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

Index