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We Know It When We See It

What the Neurobiology of Vision Tells Us About How We Think

By Richard Masland
Narrated by Matt Kugler / 7 hours 30 minutes

A Harvard researcher investigates the human eye in this insightful account of what vision reveals about intelligence, learning, and the greatest mysteries of neuroscience.

Spotting a face in a crowd is so easy, you take it for granted. But how you do it is one of science's great mysteries. And vision is involved with so much of everything your brain does. Explaining how it works reveals more than just how you see. In We Know It When We See It, Harvard neuroscientist Richard Masland tackles vital questions about how the brain processes information -- how it perceives, learns, and remembers -- through a careful study of the inner life of the eye.

Covering everything from what happens when light hits your retina, to the increasingly sophisticated nerve nets that turn that light into knowledge, to what a computer algorithm must be able to do before it can be called truly "intelligent," We Know It When We See It is a profound yet approachable investigation into how our bodies make sense of the world.

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Author
Narrator Matt Kugler
ISBN 9781549184352
Length 7 hours 30 minutes
Language English
Publisher Hachette Audio
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Science & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #81,037 Overall
Genre rank #3,313 in Science