On 16 February this year, Bridgeman went to the theatre with his wife to see Martin Scorsese’s 3D family adventure. …Bridgeman, a 67-year-old neuroscientist at the University of California in Santa Cruz, grew up nearly stereoblind, that is, without true perception of depth.
…All that changed when the lights went down and the previews finished. Almost as soon as he began to watch the film, the characters leapt from the screen in a way he had never experienced. “It was just literally like a whole new dimension of sight. Exciting,” says Bridgeman.
But this wasn’t just movie magic. When he stepped out of the cinema, the world looked different. For the first time, Bridgeman saw a lamppost standing out from the background.
…remarkably, he’s seen the world in 3D ever since that day.
Unfortunately, 3D movies did not cure my astigmatism.