Sunday, June 6, 2010


Ithought it was very interesting learning about the blinspot that we all have. The blindspot is an area were the optic nerve leaves the eye and there are no receptors in this area. This results in an area were there is a small spot that does not create an image of the environment. We normally do not notice this blind spot because we use binocular vision or both eyes and the other eye will pick up the images missed by the blind spot.

I really thought the idea that we actually can "fill in" certain areas of the blind spot was very interesting. I think the experiment were you can first locate your blind spot and that small area will match the color or texture were the dot was amazing. In addition, the experiment by Ramachandran with the bicycle rim type experiment was also amazing that the inside of the spokes will be filled in. I have always thought that my eyes sometimes plays tricks on me, now I know that they actually can.


  1. It's interesting to learn that everyone actually does have a blind spot but it isn't anything to worry about. When I think of "blind spots," I think of when you are driving in your car and you cannot see a part of the road through any of the mirrors, like the rear-view or side. You usually have to turn your head so you are able to see.

  2. I also found the "fill in" concept pretty interesting too. I always find it cool that you can look through a fence and the image youre looking at is still one piece because your brain can fill in those spaces. There are a bunch of exercises you can do to find your blindspot. The blindspot while driving is very common and I would say the easiest blindspot to experience.

  3. I always thought that blindspot were a myth and they did not exist however after reading this I am now aware that this theory is true. The only blindspot I did think that exsisted was the one that has to do with all of your car mirrors.