An Overview of Human Cells for Light
Microscopists Part III - Human Eyes
and Insect Eyes
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A Fly's View
Below is a simulation of the view a fly has flying through the streets at night. In reality, we have no idea if
this is what actually is perceived: the fly brain may simply edit out the black area, the way we are not aware
of the blind spot in our own eye. Also, the field of view is more likely to be far wider, almost 360 degrees, whereas
here - it is limited to about 180 degrees.To see short simulation at its best you need to wear red/cyan 3d glasses.
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Let's watch another simulation but this time of a
stationary fly's view of another fly approaching it, here.
Published in Jun 2010 Micscape Magazine.
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