Human Anatomy and Physiology

What is the aspect ratio of the human eye sight?

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2008-11-14 03:14:15

After thinking about this some more, I've come to the conclusion

that the aspect ratio of human eyesight is probably 1.75:1. I do

know that, if measured, the ratio of one of our eyes would probably

be at 1.1666...:1 (1.17:1 if rounded out), but I also experimented

with my eyes and found an interesting thing about them. Our left

eye sees 25% more detail on the left and our right eye sees 25%

more detail on the right. Here's the experiment. Close one of your

eyes and look at the details for a moment. Now close that eye and

look through the other. If you pay careful attention, you'll notice

thathalf of the image that you saw from the other eye is now gone.

Now let's think about it. If our eyes see 25% more detail from each

side, then that means we see at a 50% wider ratio than one eye

alone. So, if you do the math, divide1.1666... by 2 and then add

the quotientand 1.1666...,the aspect ratio should be 1.75:1, or

close to it in some way. Now I don't know if I'm right, so just

like the other guy, if anyone has a better answer than this, please

post it. But for now, I think it's fair to say this is the best

answer until further notice.

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