SUMMARY – we tend to assume that the eye acts like a camera but because a motorcycle is within the driver’s field of view, there’s no guarantee that the driver will actually see it… clear, colour and focused vision only occurs across a tiny zone… the vast majority of incoming visual data falls into the fuzzy, colourless peripheral vision… it’s our brains that give us the illusion of full-colour vision over a wide area… given the tiny ‘foveal zone’ the concept of making ‘eye contact’ seems of doubtful value…
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