Ibn al-haytham: Founder of physiological optics?

TitleIbn al-haytham: Founder of physiological optics?
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsLakshminarayanan, V.
Book TitleLight-Based Science: Technology and Sustainable Development: The Legacy of Ibn Al-Haytham
KeywordsPhysiological optics, Vision, Visual phenomena

In this chapter, I deal with some of the many visual phenomena discussed in the first three books of the Kitab al-Manazir. Using these as examples, I assert that Ibn al-Haytham should be considered as the founder of the field of physiological optics. © 2018 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.