Discover how your eyes and brain work together to perceive things visually
For ages 8+ years
Publisher: Thames & Kosmos
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Details: Amaze your eyes with optical illusions and visual phenomena as you explore the science of human perception with Optical Science and Art: The Science of Light, Optics and Visual Perception. You'll learn how the eye is similar to a camera by building a camera obscure and pinhole glasses, investigating lenses and light refraction and experimenting with spatial vision and depth perception with 3D glasses and an Ames room model. Then experiment with light and color by creating a color wheel, a fiber optic peacock and diffraction glasses. Learn about how optical illusions relate to techniques commonly used by artists and see firsthand how your eye and brain work together to perceive color, light, depth, perspective, size, shape and motion. Over twenty-five experiments are laid out in the 48-page, full-color manual.