Before you can understand the psychology of perception, a basic knowledge of eye anatomy is necessary.
- Cornea – Protective membrane on the outside of the eye. If you have an astigmatism, the cornea isn’t as smooth as it should be.
- Iris – Colored muscle, changes the size of the pupil.
- Pupil – Black spot that is the hole through which light enters the eyeball.
- Lens – Focuses light onto receptors.
- Cilliary Muscles – Pull tight to help us focus.
- Retina – Layers of different kinds of cells.
- Fovea – Central point of focus within retina, cleanest, crispest, sharpest point of focus.
Psychology & the Eye
This book from Oliver Sacks a physician, best-selling author, and professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, talks about many of eye-related disorders. If you’re familiar with “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” you’ll also like this book. In particular, there is a great story on binocular disparity.