The Eye as an Optical Instrument: From Camera Obscura to Helmholtz's Perspective

  title={The Eye as an Optical Instrument: From Camera Obscura to Helmholtz's Perspective},
  author={N. Wade and S. Finger},
  pages={1157 - 1177}
  • N. Wade, S. Finger
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Perception
  • The era of modern vision research can be thought of as beginning in the seventeenth century with Johannes Kepler's understanding of the optics of the camera obscura with a lens and its relation to the eye. During the nineteenth century, Helmholtz used “The eye as an optical instrument” as the title for one of his Popular Lectures, and such a conception of the eye is now accepted as a fundamental feature of visual science. In analysing the optics of the eye, Helmholtz constructed some novel… CONTINUE READING

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