Season 3 October 20-30th 2011

Susan Barry

Neurobiologist  |  United States
Susan Barry - © Andrew J. Barry
© Andrew J. Barry
Cross-eyed since early infancy, neurobiologist Susan Barry saw the world in a very different way. Although she had three childhood operations, the pathways in her brain that allow for binocular vision did not develop normally; instead, she saw a flat, 2D world. Over 40 years later, she defied expectation by teaching herself to see in 3D. She recalls this experience in Fixing My Gaze. She has been featured on NPR and in a New Yorker article by renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks entitled “Stereo Sue.”

Latest book: Fixing My Gaze (Basic Books, 2009)

Susan Barry will participate in:
« What Does the Brain Do? Questioning Perception, Consciousness and Free Will », round-table, Tuesday, April 12th, The Institute for Public Knowledge.

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”  Isaac Newton