The Wisdom of the Eye

The Wisdom of the Eye

1st Edition - April 27, 2000

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  • Author: David Miller
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080542683
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124968608

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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.

Key Features

  • Written in a user-friendly style, absent of jargon
  • Humanizes vision research using anecdotes
  • Uses many original illustrations and examples to demonstrate concepts
  • Provides a synthesis of many disciplines including ophthalmology, optometry, and basic science
  • Presents the visual system consistently in the context of its survival advantages
  • Covers a wide variety of topics including infant vision, adult retinal image, animal vision, eye injuries, refractive areas, the eye as a transmitter and receiver of information, optical illusions, color, visual awareness, and more


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

Table of Contents

  • 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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 232
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2000
  • Published: April 27, 2000
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080542683
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124968608

About the Author

David Miller

Deptartment of Cell Biology

Affiliations and Expertise

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

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