Re: The Eye

Damien Broderick (
Sun, 25 Jan 1998 12:36:43 +0000

John Clark wrote incredulously:

> >About 4kx4k pixels
> >springs to mind ...

>That would mean we could distinguish between 16 million objects without
>moving our eye at all!

I commented:

>estimate of the retina's total receptivity as being about a million pixels.

Anders spoke of 2 million axons from the retina.

It seems we were all understating the case. According to Richard Dawkins,

`the human retina has about 166 million photocells' (p. 160).

Why am I bothering to post this `We Were Wrong'? Like, who really cares?
I dunno, just habit I guess.

Oh, and about that cherry tree--

Damien Broderick