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Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - Picture interpretation: improving future visual communication

16th February 2011, 17:30 to 18:30, The Old Library, Grey College, Professor Marty Banks (University of California at Berkeley)

As society advances technically, we communicate increasingly with visual imagery such as realistic pictures (for example, photographs, computer graphic images, perspective drawings and paintings). People are readily able to interpret pictures, but the means by which they do so is poorly understood. I will present our experimental and theoretical work on picture interpretation, and will describe how a better understanding of this will allow more effective visual communication in the future.

Martin S. Banks is a Professor of Optometry, Vision Science, Psychology, and Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley. He is known for his research on human visual perception, particularly the perception of depth and for his research on the integration of cues from different sensory organs.  Professor Banks is an IAS Fellow, hosted by Grey College. For further information please visit: www.dur.ac.uk/ias/fellows/1011/banksm/ 

All are welcome to attend.

Contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.