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How do we see?

"We look with our eyes. We see with our brains. We understand with our minds." ~ Harry Wachs, OD


Pretend you are a grade one student looking at some shapes on a page called ‘words’ that are made up of ‘letters’ The letters are clear, but what is the meaning? How do you interpret them? Misinterpretation may results in substitution of words, and confusing letters such as b, d, p and q. 

Vision is a very complex sense, and it takes up approximately 65% of our brain pathways. 

Vision is a percept, and it is a learned skill. It is the total integration from the eyes, the other senses, and from past experience.What you see is dependent up where and on what, you focus your attention.

This video uses optical illusions to demonstrate how we see!


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