Where Does Seeing Happen?
Do we see with our eyes or with our brain? After light bounces off an object and hits your retinas, how is it then transformed into an image within our thoughts? How do we abstract three-dimensional information from something that’s two-dimensional? Christopher Tyler, neuroscientist and art analyst, explains how the eyes and brain work together to process the basic elements of form—points, lines, surface, depth—thereby imbuing vision with meaning.
Recorded June 2010; Posted October 2010