THE LAB: Vision
Vision is one of the primary ways in which most of us experience the world around us. We use it to navigate routes, recognize faces, identify flora and fauna in our backyards, and appreciate a beautiful sunset. Our eyes tirelessly work in tandem with our brain to receive and process stimulus all around us, and yet most days we take our sight for granted.
As we explore the biological functions of our eyes and the science behind how our vision works, we invite you to think broadly about what vision means to you. How does our vision compare with the animal kingdom? What assumptions do we make about vision on a daily basis? And why do our own eyes play tricks on us when we view certain optical illusions? Delve into these ideas and more in this hands-free exhibition, inspired by Visionary New England.