When you hear hoofbeats behind you, don't expect to see a zebra - Unless you're in Africa...
Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:17 PM
pallidin, on 15 March 2013 - 07:51 PM, said:
So, how is she able to walk? And obviously driving would be out of the question.
But maybe she's adapted to this unusual condition, since she's had it from birth.
Apparently your brain can sort of adapt to inverted vision. Just found this:
A famous experiment was conducted in the late 1800s, in which a scientist wore glasses that showed him an upside down image of the world. After some time, he claimed he saw the world right side up. Scientists have been trying variations of this trick ever since.
You would think they could make "glasses" with mirrors to invert the image before it reaches her eyes. I'm sure they wouldn't look pretty, but we do this already with optics. Its just a matter of putting it in a more compact, face fitting form.
Ha! I guess i should have read your post before posting mine. That said, why is she having to go through the hassle of flipping TVs and such upside-down if they can just pre-flip her vision with glasses?
How do they find out about this, if she was born like this, she must surely have adapted to it 100%, so even if she sees the world upside down, she should be able to cope just as well as the rest of us. If she moves her hand up, it looks like down to her, but how does she know that, if its how she has always seen things. People with normal vision might think, that you can feel your hand going up, while you see it going down, but why would this feel strange to her, if she always saw the world this way. And turning the tv upside down for her, also sounds odd, to her it must be confusing seeing the world the right way up (if we can even talk about something being right or wrong here...). It might be true that she sees the world differently, but i dont see why that would affect her, when she was born with it.