Über die Bildung der Gesichtsvorstellungen aus den Gesichtsempfindungen

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In commission der Helwingschen Hofbuchhandlung, 1835 - Vision - 207 pages

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Page 213 - And now being lately couched of his other eye, he says, that objects at first appeared large to this eye, but not so large as they did at first to the other ; and looking upon the same object with both eyes, he thought it looked about twice as large as with the first couched eye only, but not double, that we can any ways discover.
Page 209 - We thought he soon knew what pictures represented, which were shewed to him, but we found afterwards we were mistaken; for about two months after he was couched, he discovered at once they represented solid bodies, when to that time he considered them only as...
Page 207 - When he first saw, he was so far from making any judgment about distances, that he thought all objects whatever touched his eyes (as he expressed it) as what he felt did his skin ; and thought no objects so agreeable as those which were smooth and regular, though he could form no judgment of their shape, or guess what it was in any object that was pleasing to him.
Page 209 - ... planes or surfaces diversified with variety of paint; but even then he was no less...
Page 207 - He knew not the shape of any thing, nor any one thing from another, however different in shape or magnitude ; but upon being told what things were, whose form he before knew from feeling...
Page 207 - ... from feeling, he would carefully observe that he might know them again; but having too many objects to learn at once, he forgot many of them, and, as he said, at first he learned to know, and again forgot a thousand things in a day.
Page 213 - ... a light to go about the house in the night. He said, every new object was a new delight, and the pleasure was so great, that he wanted ways to express it ; but his gratitude to his operator he could not conceal, never seeing him for some time without tears of joy in his eyes, and other marks of affection...
Page 209 - ... most, and such things to be most agreeable to his sight that were so to his taste. We thought he soon knew what pictures represented which...
Page 213 - ... never seeing him for some time without tears of joy in his eyes, and other marks of affection : and if he did not happen to come at any time when he was expected, he would be so griev'd that he could not forbear crying at his disappointment.
Page 209 - Having often forgot which was the cat and which the dog, he was ashamed to ask, but catching the cat, which he knew by feeling, he was observed to look at her steadfastly, and then setting her down said, so puss, I shall know you another time.

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