Stability of the Visual World. (cover story)

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      The article discusses how the brain interprets and stabilizes images as they appear on the retina. The authors note than when scanning a room, images appear stable despite how they affect the retina. They discuss how physicist Hermann von Helmholtz that the brain compensates for motion by sending a message to the portion of the brain that controls visual motion. Von Helmholtz carried out an experiment in his his eyeball was paralyzed to prove the brain uses a feedforward system. INSET: Movement Detectors.