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The science of the senses. Sight

Author: David T SuzukiElizabeth WiltonFiona McHughMichael FullerMaurice ChabotAll authors
Publisher: Toronto, ON : CBC Learning, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This episode takes viewers on a fascinating tour of our visual world, from the moment light enters our eyes, to the way this information is transformed into electrical impulses and decoded by our brain -- the domain of "visual perception." Seeing takes an immense amount of brainpower, more than 65% of the brain's neural pathways. This massive machinery has been intensely studied and yet, scientists continue to be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Popular works
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David T Suzuki; Elizabeth Wilton; Fiona McHugh; Michael Fuller; Maurice Chabot; Zoe Dirst; Michael Sweeney; CBC Learning.
OCLC Number: 250541339
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Notes: At head of title: "The Nature of Things."
"CBC Learning"--Container.
Credits: Editor, Michael Fuller ; directors of photography, Maurice Chabot, Zoe Dirst, Michael Sweeney.
Performer(s): Narrator, David Suzuki.
Description: 1 videodisc (44 min., 51 sec.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-video.
Other Titles: Nature of things (Television program)
Responsibility: the Nature of Things presents ; produced and directed by Elizabeth Wilton ; written by Fiona McHugh.

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This episode takes viewers on a fascinating tour of our visual world, from the moment light enters our eyes, to the way this information is transformed into electrical impulses and decoded by our brain -- the domain of "visual perception." Seeing takes an immense amount of brainpower, more than 65% of the brain's neural pathways. This massive machinery has been intensely studied and yet, scientists continue to be surprised by what we see with our eyes and actually perceive with our brains. Viewers will literally see with "new eyes" as the Nature of Things explores the complexity and quirks of sight. World-class scientists will share the stories of new discoveries and what they have learned by studying patients suffering from a variety of visual disorders. Those personal stories will anchor the film as we reveal, in startling ways, how our eyes and brain trick us into seeing the world.

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