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Fine Art and Perceptual Neuroscience

Field of Vision and the Painted Grid

By Paul Hackett

Psychology Press – 2014 – 152 pages

Series: Explorations in Cognitive Psychology

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    978-0-415-84151-1
    December 27th 2013

Description

Over the past decade, the integration of psychology and fine art has sparked growing academic interest among researchers of these disciplines. The author, both a psychologist and artist, offers up a unique merger and perspective of these fields. Through the production of fine art, which is directly informed by neuroscientific and optical processes, this volume aims to fill a gap in the literature and understanding of the creation and perception of the grid image created as a work of art. The grid image is employed (for reasons discussed in the text) to illustrate more general processes associated with the integration of vision, visual distortion, and painting.

Existing at the intersection of perceptual neuroscience, psychology, fine art and art history, this volume concerns the act of painting and the process of looking. More specifically, the book examines vision and the effects of visual impairment and how these can be interpreted through painting within a theoretical framework of visual neuroscience.

Contents

Introduction 1. Perception and Diplopia 2. The Grid in Western Art of the Last 70 Years 3. Theory and Method 4. Studio Practice 5. Capturing Diplopia and The Grid

Author Bio

Paul Hackett is a self-employed artist and Professor of Research Methods, Statistics and Consumer Behavior at Emerson College.

Name: Fine Art and Perceptual Neuroscience: Field of Vision and the Painted Grid (Hardback)Psychology Press 
Description: By Paul Hackett. Over the past decade, the integration of psychology and fine art has sparked growing academic interest among researchers of these disciplines. The author, both a psychologist and artist, offers up a unique merger and perspective of these fields. Through...
Categories: Cognitive Neuroscience of Vision, Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Painting, Visual Cognition, Fine Art         , Visual Perception