August 4, 2009, Article from Scientific American
– Sue Barry discusses what it’s like to live in a 2-D world and explains how she learned to see in stereo
Sue Barry is a neuroscientist at Mount Holyoke College. She’s also the author of the newly released book Fixing My Gaze, which tells the story of how Barry, at the age of 48, finally learned to see in 3-D. Mind Matters editor Jonah Lehrer chats with Barry about what a flat world looks like and what her own experience can teach us about brain plasticity and education.