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Institute of Advanced Study

Professor Marty Banks' Public Lecture

Date: 16 February 2011

Time: 5.30pm

Venue: The Old Library, Grey College

Title: Picture interpretation: improving future visual communication

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: