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Sight Unseen: An Exploration of Conscious and Unconscious Vision

Melvyn Goodale and David Milner


Vision, more than any other sense, dominates our mental life. Our conscious visual experience of the world is so rich and detailed that we can hardly distinguish it from the real thing. But as Goodale and Milner make clear in their prize-winning book, Sight Unseen, our visual experience of the world is not all there is to vision. Some of the most important things that vision does for us never reach our consciousness at all. In this updated and extended edition of their book, Goodale and Milner explore one of the most extraordinary neurological cases of recent years—one that profoundly changed ... More

Keywords: vision, conscious vision, unconscious vision, blindness, visual brain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199596966
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596966.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melvyn Goodale, author
FRS, Canada Research Chair in Visual Neuroscience, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
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David Milner, author
Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Durham University, UK
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