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Seeing and Shaping Objects

Peter S. Wells

in How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143385
eISBN:
9781400844777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143385.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Current understanding of the basic optical and physiological processes involved in how we see is explained in a number of recent books on the subject by specialists in cognitive psychology and in the ... More


The Visual Worlds of Early Europe

Peter S. Wells

in How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143385
eISBN:
9781400844777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143385.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses the visual world of late prehistoric Europe. It first uses Teniers's painting of the interior of an inn at the beginning of the chapter in order to introduce the topic of light ... More


Frame, Focus, Visualization

Peter S. Wells

in How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143385
eISBN:
9781400844777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143385.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter first discusses the concept of the frame and how it helps us to understand the visual patterning of space in late prehistoric Europe. Frames, whether they are wooden picture frames that ... More


Neurocognitive Mechanisms of Human Comprehension

Tatiana Sitnikova, Phillip J. Holcomb, and Gina R. Kuperberg

in Understanding Events: From Perception to Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195188370
eISBN:
9780199870462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter begins with a discussion of evidence for distinctions between two semantic comprehension systems in the language domain: a system that maps the perceived information on graded semantic ... More


Images and Imagination

Andy Rotman

in Thus I Have Seen: Visualizing Faith in Early Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366150
eISBN:
9780199867882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366150.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 8 reflects further on the role of images in Buddhist worship, and what the sculptures and paintings on Buddhist monuments in South Asia may be able to tell us about the ways of seeing of ... More


Of Monsters and Flowers

Peter S. Wells

in How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143385
eISBN:
9781400844777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143385.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter first discusses the new style of imagery and ornament that emerged during the fifth century BC. The new style has been the source of endless controversy since the latter half of the ... More


Arranging Spaces: Objects in Graves

Peter S. Wells

in How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143385
eISBN:
9781400844777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143385.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter analyzes the arrangement of objects in grave in late prehistoric Europe. Graves provide direct views onto how people arranged objects so as to make those objects visually meaningful to ... More


Optics

Russell L. De Valois and Karen K. De Valois

in Spatial Vision

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195066579
eISBN:
9780199872220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195066579.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the factors that affect ability to perceive spatial relations in the visual world. These include the nature of light, image-forming characteristics of the eye, photochemical ... More


Perception, action, and consciousness

N. Gangopadhyay, M. Madary, and F. Spicer

in Perception, Action, and Consciousness: Sensorimotor Dynamics and Two Visual Systems

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199551118
eISBN:
9780191594960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551118.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of this book, which is to outline the results of the conference on Perception, Action, and Consciousness: Sensorimotor Dynamics and Two-Visual Systems ... More


Spatial Vision

Russell L. DeValois and Karen K. DeValois

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195066579
eISBN:
9780199872220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195066579.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This book presents an integrated view of how we perceive the spatial relations in our visual world, covering anatomical, physiological, psychophysical, and perceptual aspects. The book discusses the ... More


Scene Vision: Making Sense of What We See

Kestutis Kveraga and Moshe Bar (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027854
eISBN:
9780262319898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027854.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

For many years, researchers have studied visual recognition with objects—single, clean, clear, and isolated objects, presented to subjects at the center of the screen. In our real environment, ... More


The Current Scene

Moshe Bar

in Scene Vision: Making Sense of What We See

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027854
eISBN:
9780262319898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027854.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter provides a brief background of the book, the collective contributions of modern pioneers of visual cognition. The book covers topics from spatial vision to the study of context, from ... More


Composing Sound: The Deaf Dalesman, “The Brothers,” and Epitaphic Signs

Mary Jacobus

in Romantic Things: A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226390666
eISBN:
9780226390680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390680.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Through Wordsworth’s deaf Dalesman, this chapter explores the silent visual world, in which the arguments about language and signs are given rise. It explores the world of the deaf, where the poet ... More


Classifying and massifying incrementally in Chinese language comprehension ⋆

Natalie M. Klein, Greg N. Carlson, Renjie Li, T. Florian Jaeger, and Michael K. Tanenhaus

in Count and Mass Across Languages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654277
eISBN:
9780191746048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654277.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Unlike English nouns, Mandarin nouns do not syntactically reflect the mass/count distinction, but are akin to English mass nouns (e.g. water) in that they refer to unindividuated pluralities. Thus ... More


The Processing and Acquisition of Reference

Edward A. Gibson and Neal J. Pearlmutter (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015127
eISBN:
9780262295888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015127.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book brings together contributions by prominent researchers in the fields of language processing and language acquisition on topics of common interest: how people refer to objects in the world, ... More


The Inapplicability of the Grand Narrative to Recent Art

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter and the next offer reasons for rejecting the grand narrative. This chapter employs Hans Belting’s book, Art History after Modernism, to argue that the grand narrative is inapplicable to ... More


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