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Vision and Art

"The premise of the field of vision and art is that studies of visual processing can inform an understanding of visual art and artistic practice, and a close reading of art, art history, and art practice can help generate hypotheses about how vision works. Paraphrasing David Hubel, visual neurobiology can enhance art just as knowledge of bones and muscles has for centuries informed artistic representations of the body..." – By Bevil R. Conway

Predictive Coding Theories of Cortical Function

Vision

"Predictive coding is a unifying framework for understanding perception, action, and neocortical organization. In predictive coding, different areas of the neocortex implement a hierarchical generative model of the world that is learned from sensory inputs. Cortical circuits are hypothesized to perform Bayesian inference based on this generative model..." – By Rajesh P.N. Rao and Linxing Preston Jiang

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