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Appearance of texture

  1. Jun 9, 2015 #1
    Please can someone explain to me the reason why we see colour, texture etc. I am quite aware that atomic structure is 99+% space so logically all we should "see" is space. Why do we see colour and texture. If I look at a brick I see a brick complete with all its colour and texture. But then again our eyes do not see. All they do is present information to the brain where a mental picture is constructed. In addition when we touch something we do not really touch other than the repelling of elections. Is all the rendering we see of life's images merely a metal picture.
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  3. Jun 9, 2015 #2


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    Our eyes have a very limited resolution.
  4. Jun 9, 2015 #3


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    In addition to that, read here on why our eyes are actually a rather poor and limited "detector"

    https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/see-an-electron-lately.765725/ [Broken]

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