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Vision and Mind: Modeling Mental Functions

Human Science


by
Vadim D. Glezer

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 296 pages

File size: 7.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This book approaches the problem of the organization of higher psychological functions a different way — by analyzing the functional organization of the neural structures that gradually form universal categories from “raw” sensory material. At the higher levels of the brain’s operation, these universals correspond to the basic categories of thought and language. The visual system provides rewarding material for such an approach, both because it is relatively well researched and because it is the main source of sensory information in humans. With this in mind, this monograph examines the whole process of the transformation and description — the coding of visual information. The most important aspect of this process is the transition from the description of visual space to the description of individual objects and the relationships between them. This transition is made possible by the existence in the visual system of various mechanisms that developed during evolution as a result of environmental influences.

This book approaches the problem of the organization of higher psychological functions a different way — by analyzing the functional organization of the neural structures that gradually form universal categories from “raw” sensory material. At the higher levels of the brain’s operation, these universals correspond to the basic categories of thought and language. The visual system provides rewarding material for such an approach, both because it is relatively well… (more)

This book approaches the problem of the organization of higher psychological functions a different way — by analyzing the functional organization of the neural structures that gradually form universal categories from “raw” sensory material. At the higher levels of the brain’s operation, these universals correspond to the basic categories of thought and language. The visual system provides rewarding material for such an approach, both because it is relatively well researched and because it is the main source of sensory information in humans. With this in mind, this monograph examines the whole process of the transformation and description — the coding of visual information. The most important aspect of this process is the transition from the description of visual space to the description of individual objects and the relationships between them. This transition is made possible by the existence in the visual system of various mechanisms that developed during evolution as a result of environmental influences.

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