“Reality”, (camera), Eye, Brain

Les Klein

Dec 10, 2015
Montreal area
The sequence of image processing is complex. Setting aside all theories about the nature of ‘reality’, we use our cameras to intercede or substitute our eyes. What we see (directly or through a camera image) is the product of neural processing in our eyes and brain. Visual illusions (and some intermodal illusions) bring to awareness the role of neural interpretation in our daily lives.

The University of Glasgow has compiled an excellent site (Explore Illusions - The Illusions Index) highlighting many visual illusions and demonstrating that what we experience is a product, not a ‘fact.’

This may or may not be of interest to you as photographers, but it’s worth some exploration at least as entertainment.

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