Everything we see is a mash-up of the brain’s last 15 seconds of visual information

Mauro Manassi, David Whitney

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Our eyes are continuously bombarded by an enormous amount of visual information – millions of shapes, colours and ever-changing motion all around us. For the brain, this is no easy feat. On the one hand, the visual world alters continuously because of changes in light, viewpoint and other factors. On the other, our visual input constantly changes due to blinking and the fact that our eyes, head and body are frequently in motion.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2022

Bibliographical note

Mauro Manassi receives funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation fellowship and Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.

David Whitney receives funding from the National Institutes of Health (US).


  • brain
  • eyes


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