Re: Seeing More Than Meets The Eye

From: Joe Dees (
Date: Sat Jan 05 2002 - 02:03:17 MST

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> Damien Broderick <> Re: Seeing More Than Meets The Eye extropians@extropy.orgReply-To:
>At 10:53 AM 1/3/02 +0100, Amara wrote:
>< a bunch of detailed interesting developmental stuff >
>These visual atoms are often called `perceptual primitives'; I first met
>them in THE HIDDEN ORDER OF ART, by Anton Ehrenzweig, about 30 years ago. I
>think Steve Pinker might go on about them a bit in HOW THE MIND WORKS;
>certainly he talks about Biederman's `geons', a related but different kind
>of alleged visual primitive, in Chapter 4. Incredibly significant stuff
>that's been repeatedly found & lost and overlooked for ages.
Artistically speaking, THE POWER OF THE CENTER by Arnheim is also useful in this regard.
>Damien Broderick

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