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The Resource Symmetry, causality, mind, Michael Leyton

Symmetry, causality, mind, Michael Leyton

Label
Symmetry, causality, mind
Title
Symmetry, causality, mind
Statement of responsibility
Michael Leyton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Michael Leyton's arguments about the nature of perception and cognition are fascinating, exciting, and sure to be controversial. In this investigation of the psychological relationship between shape and time, Leyton argues compellingly that shape is used by the mind to recover the past and as such it forms a basis for memory. He elaborates a system of rules by which the conversion to memory takes place and presents a number of detailed case studies - in perception, linguistics, art, and even political subjugation - that support these rules. Leyton observes that the mind assigns to any shape a causal history explaining how the shape was formed. We cannot help but perceive a deformed can as a dented can. Moreover, by reducing the study of shape to the study of symmetry, he shows that symmetry is crucial to our everyday cognitive processing. Symmetry is the means by which shape is converted into memory. Perception is usually regarded as the recovery of the spatial layout of the environment. Leyton, however, shows that perception is fundamentally the extraction of time from shape. In doing so, he is able to reduce the several areas of computational vision purely to symmetry principles. Examining grammar in linguistics, he argues that a sentence is psychologically represented as a piece of causal history, an archeological relic disinterred by the listener so that the sentence reveals the past. Again through a detailed analysis of art he shows that what the viewer takes to be the experience of a painting is in fact the extraction of time from the shapes of the painting. Finally he highlights crucial aspects of the mind's attempt to recover time in examples of political subjugation. Michael Leyton is a professor in the Psychology Department at Rutgers University. He is a recipient of the Presidential Young Investigatory Award for outstanding work in cognitive science
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leyton, Michael
Dewey number
153.7/53
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BF468
LC item number
.L487 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Bradford Books Ser
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Time perception
  • Symmetry
  • Causation
  • Causality
  • Form Perception
  • Time Perception
  • Cognition
  • Memory
  • Perception
  • Epidemiologic Factors
  • Mental Processes
  • Learning
  • Space Perception
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Visual Perception
  • Public Health
  • Psychological Phenomena and Processes
  • Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation
  • Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Environment and Public Health
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • SCIENCE
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Causation
  • Symmetry
  • Time perception
  • Waarneming
  • Geest
  • Herinnering
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
Label
Symmetry, causality, mind, Michael Leyton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 613-620) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Groups and symmetry
  • 6.
  • Domain-independent rules
  • 7.
  • Linguistics
  • 8.
  • Art
  • 9.
  • Political prisoners
  • 1.
  • Recovering process-history
  • 2.
  • Traces
  • 3.
  • Radical computational vision
  • 4.
  • Representation is explanation
Control code
43475768
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (630 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262621311
Lccn
91024605
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)43475768
Label
Symmetry, causality, mind, Michael Leyton
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 613-620) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Groups and symmetry
  • 6.
  • Domain-independent rules
  • 7.
  • Linguistics
  • 8.
  • Art
  • 9.
  • Political prisoners
  • 1.
  • Recovering process-history
  • 2.
  • Traces
  • 3.
  • Radical computational vision
  • 4.
  • Representation is explanation
Control code
43475768
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (630 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262621311
Lccn
91024605
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)43475768

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