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It is plain I cannot mean that what I see is a mile off, or that it is an image or likeness of anything which is a mile off, since that every step I take towards it the appearance alters, and from being obscure, small, and faint, grows large, clear and vigorous. And when I come to the mile's end, that which I saw first is quite lost, neither do I find anything in the likeness of it. Berkeley was describing the highly self-conscious visual field of the scientist and the artist. " However, as the psychologist James Gibson has pointed out, there is an interplay between vision and body knowledge (kinesthesia) that was not recognized by Berkeley.
In any discussion of vision it is necessary to distinguish between the retinal image and what man perceives. " The visual field is made up of constantly shifting light patterns—recorded by the retina—which man uses to construct his visual world. The fact that man differentiates (without knowing that he does so) between the sense impressions that stimulate the retina and what he sees suggests that sensory data from other sources are used to correct the visual field. For a detailed description of the basic distinctions between the visual field and the visual world, the reader is referred to Gibson's basic work, The Perception of the Visual World.
Chapter VI considers man's visual world and how he builds it. VI VISUAL SPACE Vision was the last of the senses to evolve and is by far the most complex. Much more data are fed to the nervous systems through the eyes and at a much greater rate than through touch or hearing. The information gathered by a blind man outdoors is limited to a circle with a radius of twenty to one hundred feet. With sight, he could see the stars. The talented blind are limited to an average maximum speed of two to three miles an hour over familiar territory.