Question of the Week Podcast

Question of the Week episode

Mon, 19th Dec 2011

Why do My Feet Look Further Away?

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Why would your feet seem further away when lying down?  We put our visual depth perception to the test to find out how being horizontal could change the way you see the world.  Plus, we ask if wearing sunglasses increases your risk of getting sunburned?

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  • Why do my feet look farther away when lying down?

    Hello Naked Scientists, When I lay down, my feet appear farther away from me compared to when I am standing up. I wear contacts during the day and glasses during the evening. Could this be a product of my corrective eyewear or a manifestation of my brain due to different vis...



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