Since the publication of the first edition in 1966, Eye and Brain has established itself worldwide as an essential introduction to the basic phenomena of visual perception. Richard Gregory offers clear explanations of how we see brightness, movement, color, and objects, and he explores the phenomena of visual illusions to establish principles about how perception normally works and why it sometimes fails.
Illusion continues to be a major theme in the book, which provides a comprehensive classification system. There are also sections on what babies see and how they learn to see, on motion perception, the relationship between vision and consciousness, and on the impact of new brain imaging techniques.
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Richard Gregory is Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology and former Director of the Brain and Perception Laboratory at the University of Bristol. He has carried out experiments on many aspects of perception described in this book and is the inventor of several optical instruments. He is also an FRS and an international personality in the media and public lecture circuit. He is a prolific author as well as an eminent scientist.Review:
"[A] hugely influential book. . . . It stands as the essential guide to Gregory's framework for perception, but also to a whole range of visual demonstrations, illusions, and puzzles that will have you captivated long after you have finished."--Iain D. Gilchrist, Perception
"An excellent introduction to the psychology of vision. It presents what we know, what we don't know, and what we think. Gregory accomplishes this in an astonishingly succinct and successful book."--Steven M. Kastenbaum, Science Books & Films
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Book Description Princeton University Press, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 5th. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0691048371
Book Description Princeton University Press, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110691048371