We’ve all got a blind spot, but it can be shrunk

31 agosto 2015

The human eye includes an unavoidable blind spot. That’s because the optic nerve that sends visual signals to the brain must pass through the retina, which creates a hole in that light-sensitive layer of tissue. When images project to that precise location, we miss them. As reported in a new article, this blind spot can be effectively ‘shrunk’ with training, despite the fact that the hole in our visual field cannot be.