[KINDLE] ✽ Fixing My Gaze Author Susan R. Barry – Lalaweek.us

Fixing My Gaze When Neuroscientist Susan Barry Was Fifty Years Old, She Took An Unforgettable Trip To Manhattan As She Emerged From The Dim Light Of The Subway Into The Sunshine, She Saw A View Of The City That She Had Witnessed Many Times In The Past But Now Saw In An Astonishingly New Way Skyscrapers On Street Corners Appeared To Loom Out Toward Her Like The Bows Of Giant Ships Tree Branches Projected Upward And Outward, Enclosing And Commanding Palpable Volumes Of Space Leaves Created Intricate Mosaics In 3D With Each Glance, She Experienced The Deliriously Novel Sense Of Immersion In A Three Dimensional World.Barry Had Been Cross Eyed And Stereoblind Since Early Infancy After Half A Century Of Perceiving Her Surroundings As Flat And Compressed, On That Day She Was Seeing Manhattan In Stereo Depth For First Time In Her Life As A Neuroscientist, She Understood Just How Extraordinary This Transformation Was, Not Only For Herself But For The Scientific Understanding Of The Human Brain Scientists Have Long Believed That The Brain Is Malleable Only During A Critical Period In Early Childhood According To This Theory, Barry S Brain Had Organized Itself When She Was A Baby To Avoid Double Vision And There Was No Way To Rewire It As An Adult But Barry Found An Optometrist Who Prescribed A Little Known Program Of Vision Therapy After Intensive Training, Barry Was Ultimately Able To Accomplish What Other Scientists And Even She Herself Had Once Considered Impossible.A Revelatory Account Of The Brain S Capacity For Change, Fixing My Gaze Describes Barry S Remarkable Journey And Celebrates The Joyous Pleasure Of Our Senses.

[KINDLE] ✽ Fixing My Gaze  Author Susan R. Barry – Lalaweek.us
  • Hardcover
  • 249 pages
  • Fixing My Gaze
  • Susan R. Barry
  • English
  • 14 February 2017
  • 0465009131

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  1. says:

    Recommended to anyone who suspects they have any sort of undiagnosed vision problem, and to teachers and parents frustrated with children who seem to be having behavioral or learning disabilities for no other convincing reason Just because you can read an eye chart at 20 ft while sitting quietly does not mean that you can catch a ball, or read comfortably, or drive And if you can t read comfortably, if you can t focus, you re likely to be frustrated with schoolwork.I need to find a pkg Recommended to anyone who suspects they have any sort of undiagnosed vision problem, and to teachers and parents frustrated with children who seem to be having behavioral or learning disabilities for no other convincing reason Just because you can read an eye chart at 20 ft while sitting quietly does not mean that you can catch a ball, or read comfortably, or drive And if you can t read comfortably, if you can t focus, you re likely to be frustrated with schoolwork.I need to find a pkg of magnetic letters to do the activity that improves peripheral vision Scatter them over a broad space of the fridge, then, while looking only at t...


  2. says:

    I m strabismic like the author, tho my problems aren t as severe While I ve known all my life that I see differently than others, I never really knew why, how, and what it meant Its amazing to learn all that, and mind blowing that there might litera...


  3. says:

    When Susan Barry was an infant, she developed crossed eyes strabisimus When she was seven, she had surgery to correct them They looked normal then It wasn t until she was in college that she realized that she didn t have stereovision the ability to see in three dimensions Of course it was too late by then to do anything about it the scientific community agreed that the cut off point for restoring stereovision was in infancy She was way too old to change things her brain could not be rem When Susan Barry was an infant, she developed crossed eyes strabisimus When she was seven, she had surgery to correct them They looked normal then It wasn t until she was in college that she realized that she didn t have stereovision the ability to see in three dimensions Of course it was too late by then to do anything about it the scientific community agreed that the cut off point for restoring stereovision was in infancy She was way too old to change things her brain could not be remodeled Then, when she was 47, she consulted an optometrist and was referred to Dr Theresa Ruggiero, a developmental optometrist There she learned that the doctor had patients as old as ninety This doctor treated children with vision problems that made school difficult, people with bin...


  4. says:

    This book has the potential to be life changing I picked it up after reading about it onthe week it came out As a strabismic who lacks full depth perception, I was interested to hear of a woman who taught herself, through vision therapy, to see in 3D well after the critical period what is believe to be about two years of age Susan Barry saw in three dimensions for the first time at age 49 She relays her own experiences, and those of others, to make a compelling case for vision th This book has the potential to be life changing I picked it up after reading about it onthe week it came out As a strabismic who lacks full depth perception, I was interested to hear of a woman who taught herself, through vision therapy, to see in 3D well after the critical period what is believe to be about two years of age Susan Barry saw in three dimensions for the first time at age 49 She relays her own experiences, and...


  5. says:

    Very interesting subject neuroscience of vision, brain plasticity Part popular science review, part memoir Writer is, of all things, a professor of neurobiology whose own lifelong case of strabismus was, through intensive therapy, corrected in later life, thus enabling her to experience the visual world in three dimensions for the first time ever Author does a fine job of coveying the profundity of this experience, and of describing the science behind it I was surprised to learn how divide Very interesting subject neuroscience of vision, brain plasticity Part popular science re...


  6. says:

    I found the message of this book so exciting that it will be hard to review it qua book It reads a bit like the disappointing memoir Remembering Smell, and I had already read the 2006 New Yorker article, Stereo Sue, which made me wonder about my vision The book, which goes into muchdetail, leaves me as convinced as a book rather than a medical exam could, that I do have this problem and that it is correctable.The two conditions discussed in the book are strabismus cross eyedness and I found the message of this book so exciting that it will be hard to review it qua book It reads a bit like the disappointing memoir Remembering Smell, and I had already read the 2006 New Yorker article, Stereo Sue, which made me wonder abou...


  7. says:

    I WAS strabismic stereo blind almost corrected by glasses as a result of a head injury as a teenager I went to see an eye surgeon who s patients are overwhelmingly pediatric but who occasionally treats adults who have become so after puberty She was able to correct my strabismus surgically After waking, it was disorienting at first and I experienced some odd visual distortion until my brain learned to interpret this bizarre new capacity to see in 3D Most obvious was looking at a tabl I WAS strabismic stereo blind almost corrected by glasses as a result of a head injury as a teenager I went to see an eye surgeon who s patients are overwhelmingly pediatric but who occasionally treats adults who have become so after puberty She was able to correct my strabismus surgically After waking, it was disorienting at first and I experienced some odd visual distortion until my ...


  8. says:

    As a Developmental Optometrist, I recommend this book to all my patients It has a lot to offer those with strabismus as well as those just wanting to learn about the workings of the visual system Sue Barry is truly inspiring Every...


  9. says:

    Having had the condition described in the book since I was an infant, I can attest Barry adroitly describes in detail a number of the wide range of impacts from driving to reading, though seems to intentionally tread lightly through some of thepotentially personally consequential strands Well written and hopeful, it does a great job weaving together personal experience, scientific principles, and evolving thought It s a very readable length, though with 60 pages of footnotes, it ends fas Having had the condition described in the book since I was an infant, I can attest Barry adroitly describes in detail a number of the wide range of impacts from driving to reading, though seems to intentionally tread lightly through some of t...


  10. says:

    This is one of those books that s awkward to read in public, but totally worth it A lot of the nuances of stereo vision were described not just in words, but with pictures too, which really helped It meant though that I d find myself covering one eye, then the other, or moving the book closer and farther from my nose, to really understand the optical illusions the author was describing It earned methan a few odd glances at the coffee shop Although this book is written by a scientist, I This is one of those books that s awkward to read in public, but...

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