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Six Eyes Of Man
Author(s): Edwin H. Land
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Paper Abstract

The human visual system generates many dimensions of orthogonality and utilizes the output of eight orthogonal systems to generate hypersensitivity, color and depth. Each system can be regarded as a sense in itself and the outputs of all or any can be placed in apposition to give a multiply populated class of conjoint information. Each system has two kinds of independence: (1) each acts alone in the acquisition, utilization and rendition of that array of information for which its own mechanisms are suigeneris; (2) each has an independence manifested only as a consequence of having its informational output placed in apposition to the output of one or many of the other systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1977
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0120, Three-Dimensional Imaging, (29 December 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955732
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Edwin H. Land, Polaroid Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0120:
Three-Dimensional Imaging
Stephen A. Benton, Editor(s)

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