Cover of: Visual intelligence | Donald D. Hoffman

Visual intelligence

how we create what we see

1st ed.

Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

In an informal style replete with illustrations, cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman presents the compelling scientific evidence for vision's constructive powers, and in so doing he unveils a grammar of vision - a set of rules that govern our perception of line, color, form, depth, and motion. Hoffman also describes the loss of these constructive powers in patients who have suffered devastating impairments: the artist who can no longer see or dream in color; the woman who, having lost her perception of motion, can no longer cross the street. Finally, Hoffman explores the spinoff of visual intelligence in the arts and technology from the dynamics of film special effects to the visual worlds of virtual reality. - Jacket.

Table of Contents

A creative genius for vision
Inflating an artist's sketch
The invisible surface that glows
Spontaneous morphing
The day color drained away
When the world stopped moving
The feel of a phantom
Peeking behind the icons
Epilogue

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-276) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
152.14
Library of Congress
BF241 .H56 1998

The Physical Object

Pagination
xv, 294 p.
Number of pages
294
Dimensions
25 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL347082M
Internet Archive
visualintelligen00hoff
ISBN 10
0393046699
ISBN 13
9780393046694
LC Control Number
98006181
Library Thing
25325
Goodreads
2121761
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