An Overview of Human Cells for Light Microscopists
Part III - Human Eyes and Insect Eyes
A 3D modelling article
by Mol Smith 2010
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Page:      1  |  2  |   3   |  4  |  5 |  6                       For Part 1 The Human Cell - go here!    Part 2 Human Skin - go here!

 Insect Eyes    Insect's View: Simulation1   Simulation2   Simulation3   Human Eyes1   Human Eyes2   Resources and external links
   

A Fly's View 2
Below is a simulation of the view a stationary fly has being approached by another fly. 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.
This simulation is not in 3D.

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How does the insect compound eye differ from the human complex eye? Let's find out...

     


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