The retina samples visual scenes using an approach dramatically different from any camera humans have so far designed. A new paper by Alex Anderson, Bruno Olshausen, and collaborators, develops a theory of high-acuity vision that is based on fixational drift in the retina and the inhomogeneity of the retinal sampling lattice. This work suggests that the imaging strategy discovered by biology has certain advantages over conventional camera design. Beyond being a new contribution to the understanding of biological vision, this model may guide engineers towards better cameras as well! You can read more about it on our publications page.