Friday 22 February 2008
Professor Richard L Gregory
With regard to the nature of vision and how absolutely peculiar it is I strongly suggest that any interested members of this blog check out the writings of neuropsychologist Professor Richard L Gregory. This guy is one of my all-time intellectual heroes.
His books Eye and Brain: The Psychology of Seeing, Mirrors In Mind and Odd Perceptions introduced me to the idea that 'reality' and that version of reality that is presented to consciousness are very different constructs. Mirrors In Mind, when read with the fictions of Jorge Borges, can be (pun intended) quite powerful 'eye openers'.
His website is a real treasure trove of examples and academic papers, all of which are worth reading. Check it out at: