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Making sense of sensory information

Author: Dale Purves; John M Davidson; Frances W Davidson; Davidson Films.
Publisher: San Luis Obispo, CA : Distributed by Davidson Films, Inc., ©2008.
Series: Neuroscience series (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This film explores the challenge of explaining visual perception. The production includes an overview of the human visual system, illustrated with animated graphics and live action footage and describes, using engaging 'optical illusions, ' the profound technical and philosophical challenges scientists face in attempting to explain perception. The film ends with a thought-provoking discussion of the essential role  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short films
Documentary films
Educational films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Purves; John M Davidson; Frances W Davidson; Davidson Films.
ISBN: 1891340786 9781891340789
OCLC Number: 268786435
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: This disc may not play on all machines or drives.
Originally produced in 2008.
ISBN numbers from producers' website.
Learning guides and discussion topics available via the World Wide Web in .PDF files, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Publisher.
Credits: Camera, Greg Monroe, John Davidson, Trent Johnson ; editing, Lin Mercer ; music, Chris O'Connell.
Performer(s): Narrator, Dale Purves.
Description: 1 videodisc (37 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC.
Contents: Introduction --
Human visual system --
Perception: lightness and darkness, color, motion, form --
Making sense of visual information --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Neuroscience series (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
Responsibility: with Dale Purves ; Davidson Films presents ; written and narrated by Dale Purves ; producer, Frances Davidson ; director, John Davidson ; produced and distributed by Davidson Films, Inc.
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"This film explores the challenge of explaining visual perception. The production includes an overview of the human visual system, illustrated with animated graphics and live action footage and describes, using engaging 'optical illusions, ' the profound technical and philosophical challenges scientists face in attempting to explain perception. The film ends with a thought-provoking discussion of the essential role of human experience in determining what we perceive."--Container.

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Making Sense of Sensory Information

(EMRO user published 2008-12-18 ) Very Good Permalink
Davidson Films has made another fine science program for students in the senior high through college years. This time tackling the amazingly interesting field of human sensory information, and zeroing in on vision and perception.

The film’s writer, Dr. Dale Purves of Duke University, has been a...
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