Perception of Pixelated Images Book

Perception of Pixelated Images

  • Author : Talis Bachmann
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-21
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128095058

Perception of Pixelated Images Excerpt :

Perception of Pixelated Images covers the increasing use of these images in everyday life as communication, socialization, and commerce increasingly rely on technology. The literature in this book is dispersed across a wide group of disciplines, from perception and psychology to neuroscience, computer science, engineering, and consumer science. The book summarizes the research to date, answering such questions as, What are the spatial and temporal limits of perceptual discrimination of pixelated images?, What are the optimal conditions for maximizing information extracted from pixelated images?, and How does the method of pixelation compromise or assist perception? Integrates research from psychology, neuroscience, computer science, and engineering Explains how the process of perception works for pixelated images Identifies what assists and hinders perception, including the method of pixelation Discusses the limits of perception of pixelated images

Thinking Through Digital Media Book

Thinking Through Digital Media

  • Author : D. Hudson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-04-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137433633

Thinking Through Digital Media Excerpt :

Thinking through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places speculates on animation, documentary, experimental, interactive, and narrative media that probe human-machine performances, virtual migrations, global warming, structural inequality, and critical cartographies across Brazil, Canada, China, India, USA, and elsewhere.

Science Ideated Book

Science Ideated

  • Author : Bernardo Kastrup
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-08-27
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789046694

Science Ideated Excerpt :

Leading-edge empirical observations are increasingly difficult to reconcile with 'scientific' materialism. Laboratory results in quantum mechanics, for instance, strongly indicate that there is no autonomous world of tables and chairs out there. Coupled with the inability of materialist neuroscience to explain consciousness, this is forcing both science and philosophy to contemplate alternative worldviews. Analytic idealism - the notion that reality, while equally amenable to scientific inquiry, is fundamentally mental - is a leading contender to replace 'scientific' materialism. In this book, the broad body of empirical evidence and reasoning in favor of analytic idealism is reviewed in an accessible manner. The book brings together a number of highly influential essays previously published by major media outlets such as Scientific American and the Institute of Art and Ideas. The essays have been revised and improved, while two never-before-published essays have been added. The resulting argument anticipates a historically imminent transition to a scientific worldview that, while elegantly accommodating all known empirical evidence and predictive models, regards mind - not matter - as the ground of all reality.

The Idea of the World Book
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The Idea of the World

  • Author : Bernardo Kastrup
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-03-29
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785357404

The Idea of the World Excerpt :

A rigorous case for the primacy of mind in nature, from philosophy to neuroscience, psychology and physics. The Idea of the World offers a grounded alternative to the frenzy of unrestrained abstractions and unexamined assumptions in philosophy and science today. This book examines what can be learned about the nature of reality based on conceptual parsimony, straightforward logic and empirical evidence from fields as diverse as physics and neuroscience. It compiles an overarching case for idealism - the notion that reality is essentially mental - from ten original articles the author has previously published in leading academic journals. The case begins with an exposition of the logical fallacies and internal contradictions of the reigning physicalist ontology and its popular alternatives, such as bottom-up panpsychism. It then advances a compelling formulation of idealism that elegantly makes sense of - and reconciles - classical and quantum worlds. The main objections to idealism are systematically refuted and empirical evidence is reviewed that corroborates the formulation presented here. The book closes with an analysis of the hidden psychological motivations behind mainstream physicalism and the implications of idealism for the way we relate to the world.

Encyclopedia of Perception Book
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Encyclopedia of Perception

  • Author : E. Bruce Goldstein
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2009-09-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 1280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506332734

Encyclopedia of Perception Excerpt :

The field of perception is devoted to explaining the operation of the senses and the experiences and behaviors resulting from stimulation of the senses. Perceptual processes such as recognizing faces, seeing color, hearing music, and feeling pain represent the actions of complex mechanisms, yet we usually do them easily. The Encyclopedia of Perception presents a comprehensive overview of the field of perception through authoritative essays written by leading researchers and theoreticians in psychology, the cognitive sciences, neuroscience, and medical disciplines. It presents two parallel and interacting approaches: the psychophysical, or determining the relationship between stimuli in the environment and perception, and the physiological, or locating the biological systems responsible for perception. Are there any processes not associated with perception? Surely there are, but the pervasiveness of perception is truly impressive, and the phenomena of perception and its mechanisms are what this encyclopedia is about. Key Features Contains 16 pages of color illustration and photography to accompany the entries Offers a varied and broad list of topics, including basic research as well as methodologies, theoretical approaches, and real-world applications of perceptual research Emphasizes human perception but includes ample research because of its importance in its own right and because of what this research tells us about human perception Written by recognized experts from many disciplines but for an audience with no previous background in perception—students and members of the general public alike Key Themes Action Attention Audition Chemical Senses Cognition and Perception Computers and Perception Consciousness Disorders of Perception Illusory Perceptions Individual Differences (Human) and Comparative (Across Species; Not Including Ageing, Disorders, and Perceptual Development) Methods Perceptual Development/Experience Philosophical Approaches Physiological Processe

Ecomedia Book


  • Author : Stephen Rust
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-09-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317670575

Ecomedia Excerpt :

Ecomedia: Key Issues is a comprehensive textbook introducing the burgeoning field of ecomedia studies to provide an overview of the interface between environmental issues and the media globally. Linking the world of media production, distribution, and consumption to environmental understandings, the book addresses ecological meanings encoded in media texts, the environmental impacts of media production, and the relationships between media and cultural perceptions of the environment. Each chapter introduces a distinct type of media, addressing it in a theoretical overview before engaging with specific case studies. In this way, the book provides an accessible introduction to each form of media as well as a sophisticated analysis of relevant cases. The book includes contributions from a combination of new voices and well-established media scholars from across the globe who examine the basic concepts and key issues of ecomedia studies. The concepts of "frames," "flow", and "convergence" structure a dynamic collection divided into three parts. The first part addresses traditional visual texts, such as comics, photography, and film. The second part of the book addresses traditional broadcast media, such as radio, and television, and the third part looks at new media, such as advertising, video games, the internet, and digital renderings of scientific data. In its breadth and scope, Ecomedia: Key Issues presents a unique survey of rich scholarship at the confluence of Media Studies and Environmental Studies. The book is written in an engaging and accessible style, with each chapter including case studies, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading.

Fundamentals of Digital Imaging in Medicine Book
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Fundamentals of Digital Imaging in Medicine

  • Author : Roger Bourne
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-01-18
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848820876

Fundamentals of Digital Imaging in Medicine Excerpt :

In general, image processing texts are intended for students of engineering and computer science, and there is little written at all on the specific requirements of medical image processing. Students of medical radiation science (Diagnostic radiography, Nuclear medicine, Radiation therapy) usually have minimal mathematical and computer science training and find the available texts incomprehensible. A text that explains the principles of image processing in minimally-mathematical language is needed for these students. Contrary to the claims of some textbook authors, the vast majority of technologists that process images do not need to understand the mathematics involved, but would nevertheless benefit from a thorough understanding of the general process.

Handbook of Biological Confocal Microscopy Book

Handbook of Biological Confocal Microscopy

  • Author : James Pawley
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-08-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 985
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387455242

Handbook of Biological Confocal Microscopy Excerpt :

Once the second edition was safely off to the printer, the 110 larger world of micro-CT and micro-MRI and the smaller world authors breathed a sigh of relief and relaxed, secure in the belief revealed by the scanning and transmission electron microscopes. that they would “never have to do that again. ” That lasted for 10 To round out the story we even have a chapter on what PowerPoint years. When we ?nally awoke, it seemed that a lot had happened. does to the results, and the annotated bibliography has been In particular, people were trying to use the Handbook as a text- updated and extended. book even though it lacked the practical chapters needed. There As with the previous editions, the editor enjoyed a tremendous had been tremendous progress in lasers and ?ber-optics and in our amount of good will and cooperation from the 124 authors understanding of the mechanisms underlying photobleaching and involved. Both I, and the light microscopy community in general, phototoxicity. It was time for a new book. I contacted “the usual owe them all a great debt of gratitude. On a more personal note, I suspects” and almost all agreed as long as the deadline was still a would like to thank Kathy Lyons and her associates at Springer for year away.

Perception Book


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Perception
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015062069011

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Cinemachines Book


  • Author : Garrett Stewart
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-02-28
  • Genre: Cinematography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226656731

Cinemachines Excerpt :

"This book explores the cultural and mechanical contrivances that subtend the modernist invention and practice of cinema. This book ponders the place of authorial intention in making a movie: how and when does the author break through the technical/narrative framework that defines what movies are and can do. Important films and filmmakers are discussed"--

Affect and Embodied Meaning in Animation Book

Affect and Embodied Meaning in Animation

  • Author : Sylvie Bissonnette
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-03-11
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351054447

Affect and Embodied Meaning in Animation Excerpt :

This book combines insights from the humanities and modern neuroscience to explore the contribution of affect and embodiment on meaning-making in case studies from animation, video games, and virtual worlds. As we interact more and more with animated characters and avatars in everyday media consumption, it has become vital to investigate the ways that animated environments influence our perception of the liberal humanist subject. This book is the first to apply recent research on the application of the embodied mind thesis to our understanding of embodied engagement with nonhumans and cyborgs in animated media, analyzing works by Émile Cohl, Hayao Miyazaki, Tim Burton, Norman McLaren, the Quay Brothers, Pixar, and many others. Drawing on the breakthroughs of modern brain science to argue that animated media broadens the viewer’s perceptual reach, this title offers a welcome contribution to the growing literature at the intersection of cognitive studies and film studies, with a perspective on animation that is new and original. ‘Affect and Embodied Meaning in Animation’ will be essential reading for researchers of Animation Studies, Film and Media Theory, Posthumanism, Video Games, and Digital Culture, and will provide a key insight into animation for both undergraduate and graduate students. Because of the increasing importance of visual effect cinema and video games, the book will also be of keen interest within Film Studies and Media Studies, as well as to general readers interested in scholarship in animated media.

Way Beyond Monochrome Book

Way Beyond Monochrome

  • Author : Ralph W. Lambrecht
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN 10 : 9780240816258

Way Beyond Monochrome Excerpt :

New to this edition: almost double the content a new section discussing the path from visualization to print, illustrating the interaction between eye and brain, explaining the rules of composition and when to break them to produce photographs with impact a new section on presentation including hands-on mounting, matting, spotting, and framing image capture has a more in-depth focus, now covering pinhole photography and digital capture now includes making and printing with digital negatives a new section discussing the pros and cons of typical image-taking and image-making equipment plus new do-it-yourself projects, including many darkroom tools and an electronic shutter tester a useful collection of templates, to copy, -

Way Beyond Monochrome 2e Book
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Way Beyond Monochrome 2e

  • Author : Ralph Lambrecht
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2013-05-02
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136087493

Way Beyond Monochrome 2e Excerpt :

An inspirational bible for monochrome photography - this second edition almost doubles the content of its predecessor showing you the path from visualization to print

Intelligent Computer Graphics 2009 Book

Intelligent Computer Graphics 2009

  • Author : Dimitri Plemenos
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642034527

Intelligent Computer Graphics 2009 Excerpt :

The purpose of this volume is to present current work of the Intelligent Computer Graphics community, a community growing up year after year. This volume is a kind of continuation of the previously published Springer volume “Artificial Int- ligence Techniques for Computer Graphics”. Nowadays, intelligent techniques are more and more used in Computer Graphics in order, not only to optimise the pr- essing time, but also to find more accurate solutions for a lot of Computer Gra- ics problems, than with traditional methods. What are intelligent techniques for Computer Graphics? Mainly, they are te- niques based on Artificial Intelligence. So, problem resolution (especially constraint satisfaction) techniques, as well as evolutionary techniques, are used in Declarative scene Modelling; heuristic search techniques, as well as strategy games techniques, are currently used in scene understanding and in virtual world exploration; multi-agent techniques and evolutionary algorithms are used in behavioural animation; and so on. However, even if in most cases the used intelligent techniques are due to Artificial - telligence, sometimes, simple human intelligence can find interesting solutions in cases where traditional Computer Graphics techniques, even combined with Artificial Intelligence ones, cannot propose any satisfactory solution. A good example of such a case is the one of scene understanding, in the case where several parts of the scene are impossible to access.