Crypto and the Eye
By: Ashley Lewis
How does your brain create a picture?When you look at a scene, each of the different ‘seeing’ areas in your brain seems to have a ‘map’ of the scene to which it adds details – like movement, color, depth or shape. Scientists have learnt a lot about how you see by studying patients who have damage to these areas. Damage to any area can mean that the final picture is missing a particular detail.
Many of the neurons in the visual part of the brain respond specifically to edges orientated in a certain direction. From this, the brain builds up the shape of an object. Information about the features on the surface of an object, like color and shading, provide further clues about its identity. Objects are probably recognized mostly by their edges, and faces by their surface features.
When you look at an object, each of your eyes sees a slightly different picture. These signals are brought together in the brain, to help tell how far away an object is. This is what enables us to see ‘magic eye’ pictures. Other clues like shadows, textures and prior knowledge also help us to judge depth and distance.
When you look at a moving object, signals go to a special part of your brain. Damage to this area can stop you seeing movement, even though your sight is otherwise normal. Eye problems, stroke etc.
So how the heck does this have anything to do with Cryptozoology. Think about it. Our brains do a overload of a job when looking at things, objects. Our brain will do whatever it can to create an image out of nothing and our eyes see it.
So, I’m asking. Have you really seen what you think you have seen? How sure are you? What proof do you have? Yes there are many tales, legends and stories that go as far back as we can remember. Did the tale stick with you and you believe it? Or did you really see what you thought you saw? Next time, think about it.
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