Richard L. Gregory
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1997; originally published 1966, English
Nonfiction, General
ISBN: 9780691048376

From the Publisher (5th edition). 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. In this book, Richard L. 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. Although successive editions have incorporated new discoveries and ideas, Gregory completely revised and updated the book for this publication, adding more than 30 new illustrations. The phenomena of illusion continue to be a major theme in the book, in which the author makes a new attempt to provide a comprehensive classification system. There are also new sections on what babies see and how they learn to see, on motion perception, and tantalizing glimpses of the relationship between vision and consciousness and of the impact of new brain imaging techniques. In addition, the presentation of the text and illustrations has been improved by the larger format and new page design.

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Paul Marantz

What the glint in your eye is all about.

Ian Ritchie

I became interested in the biology of seeing, or how images are translated. This book was recommended when I was a student in Liverpool in the late 1960s and gave me a fascinating introduction to how the brain translates images. Neuroscience was to become a subject with which I would get far more involved starting in 2009 with helping to realize the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour.

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