An Overview of Human Cells for Light
Microscopists Part III - Human Eyes
and Insect Eyes
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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
Published in Jun 2010 Micscape Magazine.
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