Re: The Eye

Damien Broderick (
Fri, 23 Jan 1998 11:51:21 +0000

At 10:12 AM 1/22/98 -0800, John Clark wrote:

> >About 4kx4k pixels
> >springs to mind ...
>That would mean we could distinguish between 16 million objects without
>moving our eye at all!

I visited a lab at Princeton in 1996 where work was being done on imagery;
I believe I recall their estimate of the retina's total receptivity as
being about a million pixels. Obviously much of that is peripheral. (I
just had a quick flip through Zeki but couldn't find the exact data.)

Damien Broderick