Kodak moment

Dec 9, 2004

Three items about photography:

  • The Picture Problem, by Malcolm Gladwell on why we trust what we see: “The finger has hundreds of sensors per square centimetre,” says Mark Goldstein, a sensory psychophysicist who co-founded MammaCare, a company devoted to training nurses and physicians in the art of the clinical exam. “There is nothing in science or technology that has even come close to the sensitivity of the human finger with respect to the range of stimuli it can pick up. It’s a brilliant instrument. But we simply don’t trust our tactile sense as much as our visual sense.”

Anton Zuiker

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