Laws of Seeing

Laws of Seeing

eBook - 2006
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"This classic 1936 work in vision science, written by a leading figure in Germany's Gestalt movement in psychology and appearing in English for the first time, addresses topics that remain of major interest to vision researchers today. Wolfgang Metzger's main argument, drawn from Gestalt theory, is that the objects we perceive in visual experience are not the objects themselves but perceptual effigies of those objects constructed by our brain according to natural rules." "Each chapter is accompanied by visual demonstrations of the phenomena described; the book includes 194 illustrations, drawn from visual science, art, and everyday experience, that invite readers to verify Metzger's observations for themselves. Today's researchers may find themselves pondering the intriguing question of what effect Metzger's theories might have had on vision research if Laws of Seeing and its treasure trove of perceptual observations had been available to the English-speaking world at the time of its writing."--Jacket.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, Ă2006
ISBN: 9781429477604
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xxv, 203 pages) : illustrations


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