Bruno Breitmeyer offers a fascinating account of the many ways that our eyes, and minds, both see and fail to see moves, ranging first from cataracts and color blindness through blindsight, acquired dyslexia, and visual agnosias. He then uses what we've learned about the limits of our sight to illustrate the limits of our ability to mentally visualize and our ability to reason, covering everything from logical fallacies to how our motives and emotions relentlessly color the way we see the world.
Intro Contents Preface PART I: BLINDNESS CORPOREAL ONE: A BRIEF HISTORY OF VISION AND BLINDNESS TWO: OUR INHERITANCE: Functional Constraints on "Normal" Vision THREE: OUR MISINHERITANCE: Blindness 1 FOUR: OUR MISFORTUNE: Blindness 2 FIVE: EXPERIMENTAL SLEIGHT-OF-HAND OR: Whoa! Where Did It Go and Where Did It Come From? PART II: BLINDNESS BORDERLANDS: Between the (Corpo)Real and the Metaphorical SIX: VISUAL AGNOSIAS AND NEGLECT SEVEN: BLINDNESS AND THE MIND'S EYE PART III: BLINDNESS METAPHORICAL EIGHT: SEEING AND NOT SEEING IN THE VISUAL ARTS NINE: COGNITIVE BLINDSPOTS: Bloopers and Blunders TEN: COGNITION CULTURAL AND PERSONAL: Blinders and Wonders EPILOGUE: SPEAKING OF LOVE Suggested Readings Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z.
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