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Visual Thought : The Depictive Space of Perception.

Author/Creator:
Albertazzi, Liliana.
Publication:
Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2006.
Series:
Advances in Consciousness Research Ser.
Advances in Consciousness Research Ser. ; v.67
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (396 pages)
Subjects:
Space perception.
Consciousness.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
This volume starts from an interdisciplinary expertise of the contributors, and chooses to work on the very origins of conscious qualitative states in perception. The leading research paradigm can be synthesized in 'phenomenology to neurons to stimuli, and backwards', since as a starting point it is taken the phenomenal appearances in the visual field. Specifically, the leading theme of the volume is the co-presence and interaction of diverse types of spaces in vision, like the optical space of psychophysics and of neural elaboration, the qualitative space of phenomenal appearances, and its relation with the pictorial space of art. The contributors to the volume agree in arguing that those spaces follow different rules of organization, whose specific singularity and reciprocal dependence have to be individuated, as a preliminary step to understand the architecture of the conscious awareness of our environment and to conceive its potential implementation in constructing any kind of embodied intentional agents. (Series B).
Contents:
Visual Thought
Editorial page
Title page
LCC data
Dedication page
Table of contents
Affiliations, addresses
Foreword
Perception of visual spaces
Introduction to visual spaces
Spaces' dynamics
The Gestalt legacy
Corporeal schema
Representation
Levels
Objects
Contents
The depictive space of the mind
Notes
References
Coplanar reflectance change and the ontology of surface perception
Introduction
Problems with the definition of surfaces in inference-based models
An alternative definition of visual surfaces
Surface ontology in inferential approaches to perception
Adelson and Pentland's workshop metaphor
Problems with inferential approaches to surface perception
Is coplanar reflectance change a cue-conflict stimulus?
Is the interpretation of coplanar reflectance ecologically adaptive?
Camouflage and the argument against ecology
An alternative ontology (Or why Adelson &
Pentland have to fire the painter from their workshop)
Coplanar reflectance change and representational conflict
Discontinuous brightness change and representational conflict
Representational conflict and design
Surface articulation in design
Some examples from design
Conclusions about surfaces and design
Notes
References
Evidence suggestive of separate visual dynamics in perception and in memory
PART I: Dynamics and displacements
Dynamics in everyday life
Dynamics arising from structure
Dynamics arising from physical forces
Displacement and aesthetics
PART II: An empirical study
Method
Procedure
Results
Discussion
PART III: Backward and forward
Separating perception and memory
The directions of displacement
Fröhlich Effect and Onset Repulsion Effect
PART IV: Summary and final thoughts
Notes
References.
Illusory space and paradoxical transparency in stereokinetic objects
Introduction
The stereokinetic objects and their surfaces
Discussion
Acknowledgements
Appendix
References
The neural space of visual shape perception
Perception depends on transformation of visual dimensions
Contour orientation
Higher-level dimensions of visual coding
Population coding in terms of object parts
Integration of object part information
Relationship of higher-level neural representation to phenomenal visual experience
References
Boundary Gestalt limits flow Gestalt
Introduction
A cortical columnar machine for early vision
The differential geometry of curves and flows
The differential geometry of curves
The differential geometry of flows
Computing coherent visual flows
Stability at discontinuities
Edges as shading flow boundaries
Edges as nonlinear inhibition
Conclusions
References
Depiction of visual spaces
Pictorial space, a modern reappraisal of Adolf Hildebrand
The issue of veridicality
The psychophysics of pictorial perception
The nature of pictorial cues
Adolf Hildebrand's "relief space''
Some empirical observations
A preliminary theory of the optical basis of cue ambiguity
The group of proper movements of pictorial space
The geometry of pictorial space
Conclusion
Notes
References
Gestalts of thought
Perceptual organizing principles: Grouping
Why Group?
Errors as clues
Grouping of remembered objects
Grouping by abstract features
Common fate as grouping
Grouping in abstract domains
Levels of gestalt phenomena: From perception to imagination
Note
References
Visual quality
Introduction
Descriptive analysis of seeing
Act versus object
The geometry of unfolding appearances
Qualities
Inner determinants.
Rule-based deformation
Towards a conclusion
Notes
References
Rudolf Arnheim's graphic equivalents in children's drawings and drawings and paintings by Paul Klee
Notes
References
Visual perception and theories of painting
Introduction: What can psychological theories of perception contribute to theories of painting?
Starting example: Reality in pictures
Why theories of perception tend to be neglected in the teaching of painting
The camera metaphor for visual perception
How to depict the "what'' and the "how''
References
Bridging perception and depiction of visual spaces
Dynamics of picture viewing and picture description
Introduction
Picture viewing and picture description: Data, method and analytic tools in the experimental studies
Information processing: Temporal and semantic correlations between visual and verbal patterns
Variations in picture description: Two different styles
Understanding the dynamics of the ongoing perception process
Spatial, semantic and mental grouping
Picture viewing and mental imagery
Summary and discussion
References
Order and complexity in naturalistic landscapes
Introduction
Intuitive definitions of order and complexity
Classical Japanese gardening principles
Perceptual grouping factors
Rocks
Classical gardening guidelines, Gestalt factors, depictive effects and Arnheim's notion of order and complexity
The structure of MA
Depiction of visual depth in dry rock gardens: From illustrations to reconstructed garden maps
Visual completion in dry rock gardens
Trees
Classical instructions regarding the arboreal backbone of the garden
Practices of the present generation of Japanese gardeners
Shaping of branches in ikebana
Formalizing the structure of artificially shaped trees.
A more appropriate lexicon of visual structure
Conclusion
Acknowledgements
Note
References
Thoughts on shape
1. Introduction
2. Preliminaries
2.1. Shape as the structural field of an object
2.2. Shape as the recoverable structural field of an object
3. Transforms for shape
3.1. Examples of shape transforms
3.2. Geometries for shape: Invariance under transforms
4. Horizontal and vertical transform sequences
4.1. Horizontal transform sequences
4.2. Vertical transform sequences
4.3. Mixed transform sequences
5. Grammars for shape
5.1. Leyton's process-grammar
5.2. Richards and Hoffman's codon-grammar
6. Conclusion
Notes
References
Tracing axes of growth
Introduction
Linear growth
Structures of space
The nineteen configurations with one axis of growth
Discussion
References
John Willats†
References
Name index
Subject index
The series Advances in Consciousness Research.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Albertazzi, Liliana Visual Thought
ISBN:
9789027293015
9789027252036
OCLC:
705867628
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