I know it's an area that mostly psychologists/cognitive scientists/neuroscientists are into. Wolfgang Pauli was certainly interested in psychology and of course there are the works of Penrose and Stapp on consciousness which no one knows what to make of. . . "The only acceptable point of view appears to be the one that recognizes both sides of reality—the quantitative and the qualitative, the physical and the psychical—as compatible with each other, and can embrace them simultaneously." (Pauli 1955, p. 208) This quote should probably be interpreted differently, but an understanding of the physical properties (for example, optics) of the objects that are perceived should be a very important step in understanding how we perceive our physical surroundings. One also might wonder if there's a scientific discipline bridging psychology/psychophysics (not so much neuroscience) and physics. I've heard and read about (maybe once or twice) physicists studying perception, but haven't been able to find much. Maybe there's an area of physics that covers this sort of thing. I would really appreciate it if someone could point me to it. Thanks!