We Know It When We See It

We Know It When We See It What the Neurobiology of Vision Tells Us About How We Think

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Synopsis

More than meets the eye - the science of how we see and the secrets it reveals about how the brain works.

Spotting a familiar face in a crowd is so easy, you take it for granted. But how you do it is one of science's great mysteries.

Vision is involved in nearly a third of everything a brain does and explaining the ways it works reveals more than just how we see. It also tells us how the brain deals with information - how it perceives, learns and remembers.

In We Know It When We See It, pioneering neuroscientist Richard Masland covers everything from what happens when light hits your retina, to the increasingly sophisticated nerve nets that turn that light into knowledge, to what a computer algorithm must be able to do before it can truly be called 'intelligent'. It is a profound yet accessible investigation into how our bodies make sense of the world.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786078162
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Imprint: Oneworld
Pub date:
DEWEY: 612.84
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 63943
Number of pages: 262
Weight: 384g
Height: 144mm
Width: 225mm
Spine width: 29mm