Dressmakers Have Good Eyes
Here's something many of the Pine Ridgers may have already known, and now there's science to back it up...
In a study that tested the vision of people from a variety of professions, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley found that dressmakers who spend many hours doing fine, manual work seemed to have a superior ability to see in 3-D.
Adrien Chopin, a postdoctoral researcher in visual neuroscience, made the discovery as he was testing the stereoscopic vision of about three dozen people, 13 of them dressmakers. We all use stereoscopic vision when we throw a ball to someone, grab a pencil or park a car, but Chopin noticed that some individuals have much better stereoscopic vision than others.
You can read the full article here on npr.org.
By: Tony Tedball 2017/06/20
Categories: Garment Sewing