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If someone had no perception of how light rays work, would they see a virtual image? watch

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    I didn't know what forum to put this in but here goes.For mirrors a given distance away your reflection is either virtual or real. However a virtual image means that the light rays which form the reflected image aren't actually there and your brain just imagines where the rays would meet to form said image. So theoretically if someone's brain had no idea how light rays behaved what would they see if not a virtual image?
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    A person's brain creates the virtual image by treating incident light as though that light had come in a straight line from an object that isn't actually where it appears to be. The light rays are still real. If a particular person's brain wasn't programmed to turn those light rays into an image, they wouldn't see an image, but they would also be completely blind, because peoples' brains deal with images of real objects in exactly the same way.
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    (Original post by anosmianAcrimony)
    A person's brain creates the virtual image by treating incident light as though that light had come in a straight line from an object that isn't actually where it appears to be. The light rays are still real. If a particular person's brain wasn't programmed to turn those light rays into an image, they wouldn't see an image, but they would also be completely blind, because peoples' brains deal with images of real objects in exactly the same way.
    lol thanks
 
 
 
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