Why We See What We Do: An Empirical Theory of Vision

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This provocative book reviews a broad range of evidence leading to the conclusion that the visual system is not organized to generate a veridical representation of the physical world, but rather a statistical reflection of the visual history of the species and the individual observer. Thus, what humans actually see is a reflexive manifestation of past rather than a logical analysis of the present. The idea that the images we consciously entertain represent the historical significance of visual stimuli follows from the ...

Why We See What We Do: An Empirical Theory of Vision 2002, Sinauer Associates

ISBN-13: 9780878937523

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