About this book
Combining psychology, science, and reflections on philosophy and art, this is a fascinating survey of seeing and perception. It examines extraordinary optical tricks and visual illusions and addresses questions about consciousness and how our brains perceive the real world.
From surreal tricks of perspective to static patterns that appear to swirl before our eyes, visual illusions have the capacity to both puzzle and delight. But, as neuropsychologist Richard Gregory shows, they also reveal valuable clues about our brains: from how we perceive the world, to evidence of the evolution of perception in animals.
|Oxford University Press|