[ 2007-04-11 11:37 ]
Ever hear the phrase "two are better than
Having two eyes is certainly better than having just one because
two eyes provide us with stereo
vision and depth
perception -- two things that just eye could not give
With 2 1/2 inches separating our two eyes,
each eye views an object from a slightly different angle. For instance, if you
hold up a flower and look at it with just your right eye, the image is different
from the image of when you look at it with just your left eye. The right eye
sees more of the right side of the flower while the left eye sees more of the
left side of the flower. If you placed the two different images on top of one
another, they would not match and our vision would be out of focus. However, our
brains sort out these varying visual messages from our two eyes, combines the
images, and recreates one three-dimensional image.
This is referred to
as binocular vision. Just like your
look through two lenses in binoculars, humans view the world through two lenses.
The eyes of many other animals are placed differently than ours. Many birds have
an eye on each side of their head. Each eye sees a completely separate area
stretching out on the left or the right.
Viewing the world through two
eyes provides us with depth perception. When you look at the flower through just
one eye, it looks a lot flatter.
stereo vision: 立体效果
depth perception: 深度知觉
（实习生江巍 英语点津 Annabel 编辑）