Simulating the corners of my eyes.
October 1, 2007 9:14 AM Subscribe
Possible-Neuroscience-filter: How can I simulate the way things look through our fovea vs. through our peripheral? Using Photoshop.
posted by Brainy to Science & Nature (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm really interested in how 95% of the "pixels" of our eyes are in the center. I'm constantly trying to "look" at the corners of my eyes to see how I actually see things that I'm not looking at.
Would anybody be able to give me a rundown on the qualities our peripheral has that our fovea doesn't so I could whip up a Photoshop simulation? I feel it would be a great tool for understanding what people may experience when looking at any artwork I create.
My best possible answer would be like: "The peripheral doesn't have as many rods so detail would be blurry, however it has just as many cones so color would not be blurry." The more specific you can be, the better (but I'm not a neuroscientist, just a designer).