Tales of Pysiology 210
I'm studying for tomorrow morning's Physiology midterm, and I noticed something I hadn't before in my notes, something mind blowing that I hadn't seen for so long that I forgot about it.
Hold your finger out in front and to the left of you and look at it. Now move it across your visual field to the right, and track it, like a camera would if you turned it.
Now get rid of your finger and look at a wall with nothing but stationary objects on it and try to move smoothly from right to left without automatically snapping to the objects on the wall or specific points in your visual field.
That's right, YOU CAN'T. It's physically impossible for the human eye to pan...