Re: how much of what we see is black?

From: Jim Carlile (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 30 2007 - 22:24:15 PDT

In a message dated 10/30/2007 2:11:38 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
email suppressed writes:

The myth of persistence of vision was first debunked 30 years ago:

Todd Eacrett
I don't think the link works.
You're right-- there was a great, classic essay about that... but I'm trying
to remember where-- it was a black book, early 80's, I can see it now, a
small theory book, about 200 pages. Do you remember what it was or have any
other citations?
The explanation was a good one and it made sense, as did the alternative
theory about what's really going on. It was rather Gestalty, as I remember--
more a mental construct than an optical trick. They also showed that persistence
of vision didn't work that way, either. If it did, then lower orders would
be able to watch movies-- and they can't. They don't put it together the way
humans do.

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