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Willy Wonka

"A three dimensional world becomes a two dimensional retinal "image" that in turn becomes a three dimensional perception."

This depiction of visual imaging reminds me of that scene in Willy Wonka (the old school version) where the kid who wants to be a cowboy gets sucked into the tv. Then he becomes a smaller version of himself in the tv or something crazy like that.

This idea definitely makes you think about what information gets left out of the end result, or the picture in your head. It's interesting to consider what the brain deems as essential information- the information that remains intact in the final image in your head- and information that is extraneous- what's absent (or even filled in) from the image in your head.

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