Looking at Looking: An Introduction to the Intelligence of Vision

Looking at Looking: An Introduction to the Intelligence of Vision

By: Theodore E. Parks (author), Theodore E. Parks (editor)Paperback

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'The key strengths of this book are the expertise of the contributors, the engaging format, and the interesting examples they us' - Greg Burton, Seaton Hall University This volume brings together a selection of the most influential current thinkers in the area of visual perception. We are often confused by our visual systems, for example size distortions, but there is an underlying 'intelligence' to our visual system, even in the face of what would seem to be short-circuits within our sensory processing. This book explores varying views of this 'intelligence'.

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Dr. Parks is primarily interested in visual perception from a "militantly eclectic" point of view, but with a special interest in innate "intelligent" processes as they occur in various aspects of perception. His research for the past several years has primarily revolved around illusions including standard geometric examples, but most often illusory contours. He has secondary interests in iconic storage aperture viewing (the so called "Parks-Effect") and non-traditional instances of human memory phenomena (especially memory illusions).


PART ONE: OUR 'SPEAKERS' Stupid Perceptions? - Irvin Rock Smart Geometry! - John M Kennedy Action Potentials to Potential Actions - Richard L Gregory PART TWO: THEIR 'AUDIENCE' Admirably Adaptive, Occasionally Intelligent - Ulric Neisser Laurel and Hardy and Me - Ross H Day Different Bricks, One Tower - Theodore E Parks PART THREE: SOME 'FURTHER LOOKS' A Further Look - Irvin Rock Two Stages of Perception A Further Look - John M Kennedy Tactics for Detecting Illusions A Further Look - Richard L Gregory Inside the Black Box

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/10/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780761922049
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9780761922049
  • weight: 181
  • ISBN10: 0761922040

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