Fixing My Gaze
- A Scientist's Journey Into Seeing in Three Dimensions
- Narrated by: Barbara Longo
- Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-02-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: The Garamond Agency, Inc.
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Barry had been cross-eyed and stereoblind since early infancy. After half a century of perceiving her surroundings as flat and compressed, on that day she was seeing Manhattan in stereo depth for first time in her life. As a neuroscientist, she understood just how extraordinary this transformation was, not only for herself but for the scientific understanding of the human brain. Scientists have long believed that the brain is malleable only during a critical period in early childhood. According to this theory, Barry's brain had organized itself when she was a baby to avoid double vision - and there was no way to rewire it as an adult. But Barry found an optometrist who prescribed a little-known program of vision therapy; after intensive training, Barry was ultimately able to accomplish what other scientists and even she herself had once considered impossible.
A revelatory account of the brain's capacity for change, Fixing My Gaze describes Barry's remarkable journey and celebrates the joyous pleasure of our senses.
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By BRIAN A STOKES on 04-18-17
Great! I have a lazy eye and cannot see 3D
After visiting an eye doctor, he suggested I buy this book before beginning vision therapy. This book gives you an in depth view of what a doctor without stereo vision went through to get it. Gives you hope!