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the brain, the brain is in charge of
processing and interpreting and it is
thanks to this entire circuit that we
are able to perceive an image.
Therefore, how our web camera receives
the image is not the only important part-
Our brain plays a vital role since, if the ima-
ge is not interpreted correctly, we could
have a distorted perception of reality. Mo-
reover, our response to our surroundings is
directly related to the image that we have of
such surroundings, that is, our perception
could have a bearing on our behaviour.
When we our born, our “hardware” is prac-
tically ready to function, save for some
structural changes such as the increase in
the size of our eyes, the development of our
capacity to focus our eyesight, etc.
Nevertheless, our software needs to learn
to see through experience and develop-
ment, which takes place not only during
our early years, but throughout our lifetime.
Taking care of our eyes day to day,
we learn how to see with our brain
Reading is a good example. This daily pro-
cess is purely visual since we receive 100%
of the information through our eyes. When
we read, we identify words that we had
read previously. That is, we use the archive
where the image of such words is stored
in our brain. That is why reading could be
more efficient if we improve our visual me-
The vision process takes up 70% of our
neuronal activity, creating connections with
other senses and other areas of the brain.
Therefore, if there are any changes in our
hearing, balance, emotions, motor skills, all
of this can affect our visual system and vice
For example, in patients who lose eyesight,
other senses or skills are reinforced in to
compensate for the lack of visual informa-
Eyesight is such a strong sense that it
could distort the information that we receive
through our other senses.
Therefore, the question is: is the reality that
we perceive the same as that perceived by
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