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Images and understanding : a collection of essays based on a Rank Prize Funds' International symposium held at the Royal Society in October 1986

Author: Horace Barlow; Colin Blakemore; Miranda Weston-Smith
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on a Rank Prize Funds International Symposium held in 1986, this illustrated book explores how humans see and use images in science and art. There are contributions from the fields of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Horace Barlow; Colin Blakemore; Miranda Weston-Smith
ISBN: 0521341779 9780521341776 0521369444 9780521369442
OCLC Number: 440489690
Description: XIII, 401 str. : ilustr
Contents: Preface Francis Crick; Editors' introduction; Part I. The Essence of Images Jonathan Miller; 1. What does the brain see? How does it understand Horace Barlow; 2. Pictorial instructions Ernst Gombrich; 3. Computer-generated cartoons Don Pearson, E. Hanna and K. Martinez; 4. The tricks of colour John Mollon; Part II. Movement Nicholas Humphrey: 5. Benesh: the notation of dance Monica Parker and Kenneth MacMillan; 6. Three stages in the classification of body movements by visual neurons David Perrett, M. Harries, A. J. Mistlin and A. J. Chitty; 7. What does gesture add to the spoken word? Peter Bull; 8. Visual processing of moving images Anthony Movshon; Part III. Narration Mel Calman: 9. Narration with words David Lodge; 10. Animal language John Krebs; 11. Are the signs of language arbitrary? Margaret Deuchar; 12. Moving pictures Jonathan Miller; Part 4. Making Images Christopher Longuet-Higgins: 13. Vision in other animals Michael Land; 14. Linking perception and graphics: modeling with dynamic constraints Andrew Witkin, Michael Karr, Demetri Terzopoulos and Alan Barr; 15. Understanding the digital image John Lansdown; 16. The draughtsman's contract: how an artist creates an image John Willats; Part V. Images and Thought Richard Held: 17. Understanding images in the brain Colin Blakemore; 18. Images of the functioning human brain Marcus Raichle; 19. Thinking with a computer Daniel Dennett; 20. How do we interpret images? Richard Gregory; Part VI. Images and Meaning Margaret Drabble: 21. Scientific images: perception and deception Jon Darius; 22. Pictures in the mind? Nelson Goodman; Postscript; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Horace Barlow, Colin Blakemore, Miranda Weston-Smith.

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