Chapter 13 Learning to
See 見ることを学ぶ
Learning to See
1.
 As we move around the world,
our visual system – our eyes and our brain
視覚器官
– is very important to us.
 Seeing seems natural, but we all had to learn how to
understand
~の仕方
what our eyes see.
 Let’s follow Weird Science as James
~に従って 奇妙な科学 ~のように
learns to see again.
 First, he gets an unusual pair of goggles
ゴーグ
ル
 from Professor Hubert Dolezal of Northeastern Illinois
University of Chicago.
 These goggles turn James’s view of the world upside
down, so he can’t understand
さかさまに
 where his arms and legs are!
 As James stands up, he experiences the world as a baby.

 If the TV remote control is to the left, James must move
his hand to the left, but it isn’t easy.
 Even turning on the TV is hard.
~をつける
 These goggles were made for NASA to train astronauts
宇宙飛行士
for the confusing world of
まごつかせる
space.
 And James’s sense of balance is being
バランス感覚
 greatly challenged.
For lunch, the difficulty is to figure out
わかる
where his hands and his mouth are.
Young children have the same problem when they eat.
And, James has left just about the same
散らかしてしまった 同じ位の量の
amount of mess.
 To catch a ball James must practice many times to learn
where his hands should be.
 After wearing the goggles for eight hours, James can
move around his home
動き回る
because the human brain can re-learn things.
再学習する
 But if he wore the goggles continuously for
two weeks, the world would seem strange when he took
them off.
はずす
 And, it would take several days for his
かかる
 brain to re-learn which way is up!
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Chapter 13 Learning to See 見ることを学ぶ