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0. Left & Right Brain
1. Masking Alpha Channel
2. Rods & Cones
3. LGN: Magno & Parvo
4. SC: Superior Colliculus
5. Primary Visual Cortex
6. Dorsal - Ventral Stream
7. Eye Movements
8. Oculomotor System
9. Balance System
10. Ectopia & Microgyrus
11. Genetic Etiology
12. Reading
13. Animals
14. Conclusion / Solution
15. Different Theories
16. Peace of Mind
12.6 Alignment and Text in Different Cultures

  • The Alphabet has a vertical-lines-pattern: I I I I I I I I. Note: when the letters are turned we start to move our head, to keep our visual grid aligned, until they are vertical.
  • Chinese script is conform to their tendency for horizontal alignment, writen in a vertical direction. An interesting article in National Geographic: Chinese, Americans Truly See Differently, Study Says
  • Arab script the spacing between the vertical alignment elements is wider .I.I. (ويكومي العالميه ).

The way we read trains our brain in a different way's; reading from left to right or visa versa, these different automatisms gives us a different way of looking at things, there is an interesting on "How Eye Movement and Direction Can Reveal the Truth or a Lie" : link


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