Binocular Vision – How do we see the things we see?
We are back in our small class of psychology.
We swore an oath last year to make psychology as understandable as possible for everyone and not just a select few.
We are going to study about our ability to “see”, in the more technical name of “binocular vision”.
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To see is something so beautiful
To see in “high-definition” is even more beautiful!
That is when it is said that both eyes are utilised together to achieve full vision….hence being called “binocular vision”.
You might add on the fact that if this binocular vision is to be achieved,
There has to be “normal” functioning of the eyes that allows viewing of the surroundings in 3D!
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For someone or an object that has one eyes and makes use of it,
They can only receive information like size and shape from a single source, which in turn, are greatly used to determine the “depth” of something.
When we talk about “depth”, we mean the ability to see the world in 3D and determine how far an object is.
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When you have two eyes functioning well,
They both send in information to create a more accurate understanding of depth.
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I want you to try out something….
Try looking through one eye as best as you can, while shutting out the other.
What do you see?
How do you see?
Are you comfortable seeing what you see?
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For now, I like my binocular vision a lot.
I am able to see a lot more, at literally the same time from a number of angles.
I am not yet sure, which eye of mine is the stronger one of the two.
And also, this same foundation of having “two eyes” functioning together can be used to build up on what can be called “binocular vision in love”!
This is something we shall touch on in the future.
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Today’s class has been an introductory one.
We shall share and learn more on binocular vision soon enough.