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suppose one of my eyes popped out of it's socket, upon noticing this i took hold of that eye and pointed it in such a way that i was looking at my other eye with it.

would i see botheyes? or some sort of double vision blurry image?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 26/11/2007 02:45:23 »
I (of course) do not have an answer but I love the question !

Just thinking about it gives me a headache !
 

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« Reply #2 on: 26/11/2007 02:50:34 »
Reminds me of an awful movie I seen on halloween night! YUCCCK But I bet you could if all of the optic nerves and such were still attached!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 26/11/2007 03:59:33 »
first question... if your eye popped out, why would you think to look at the other one? and second, how far can it be stretched before it can't see anything anymore?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 26/11/2007 18:51:19 »
so, you think you can pull your eye 3-4 centimetres out of your socket.. Nerve endings would snap, blood vessles would explode, and you will be in AGONY. Impossile
 

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« Reply #5 on: 26/11/2007 20:10:26 »
I am sure Paul is just coming from a hypothetical point of view...

Though...tis does remind me of when I was about 6 our teacher did say to us at the time that the eye can be popped out and then placed back in......I realise that does not mean it can be stretched out  a few centimeters though.


HANG ON !!...could not a simple experiment with mirrors be conducted here.....all that needs to be done is to isolate each eye from each other and look down a shaped tube attached to each eye ?.....


 

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« Reply #6 on: 26/11/2007 20:11:05 »
Quality Image !!!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 26/11/2007 20:11:37 »
It could work yes..But the container of th mirrors would have to be able to let light through..
 

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« Reply #8 on: 26/11/2007 20:18:26 »
OH thats a good Idea..



My What a handsome man beautiful eyes and quite the square jaw line.. Are You Finnish?? You are getting better all the time!( Sorry I saw a man instead of a diagram!)
 

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« Reply #9 on: 26/11/2007 20:21:20 »
It could work yes..But the container of th mirrors would have to be able to let light through..

LET THERE BE LIGHT !!









 

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« Reply #10 on: 26/11/2007 20:27:48 »
and what wattage is this light...looks pretty strong to me, considering the distance it is away from the eyes!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 27/11/2007 07:26:49 »
first question... if your eye popped out, why would you think to look at the other one? and second, how far can it be stretched before it can't see anything anymore?

Ask a pug. Their eye sockets are too big for their eyes, and a little too much pressure can pop them straight out.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 28/11/2007 03:22:27 »
oh ew!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 09/12/2007 21:55:37 »
Binocular vision is mostly based on the geometry of the eyes in the head. So for instance there is binocular disparity (the slightly different view of the same object your two eyes get) and vergence (distance information based on the angle your eyes are pointing inwards, etc.

So...popping your eye out would blow both of those sources of information. You might think it would go blurry as your brain keeps attempting to fuse the two images, but this is unlikely as the images would be so discrepant as to be essentially unfusable, and the brain is sensitive to that sort of information. You would probably end up with two distinct views of the world that you would switch between, in a form of rivalry. You would see one view, then the other, and back again, as a function of which had the most stable view, etc.

Incidentally you can mess with things like inter-pupillary distance, etc using mirrors - behaviour changes in quite lawful ways as a function of what you do to the geometry of the setup.
 

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