Fixing My Gaze

A Scientist's Journey Into Seeing in Three Dimensions

By Susan R. Barry; Oliver Sacks (Foreword by)
(Basic Books, Hardcover, 9780465009138, 272pp.)

Publication Date: May 1, 2009

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A neuroscientist tells the remarkable story of how she rewired her own brain—and came to see the world anew

About the Author

Susan R. Barry is a professor of neurobiology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Mount Holyoke College. She speaks regularly to scientists, eye doctors, and educators on the topic of neuronal plasticity. She has been featured on NPR and in a New Yorker article by renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks entitled “Stereo Sue.” She and her husband have two grown children and live in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Monday, Aug 16, 2010

Neurobiologist Susan R. Barry was born cross-eyed, and for most of her life, she saw the world in two dimensions, instead of three. But in her late 40s, Barry retrained her brain and her eyes to perceive the world in a new way. She explains how her vision -- and her whole sense of self -- changed in her memoir, Fixing My Gaze. More at

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