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VisionA Computational Investigation into the Human Representation and Processing of Visual Information$
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David Marr

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262514620

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262514620.001.0001

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In Defense of the Approach

In Defense of the Approach

(p.335) Chapter 7 In Defense of the Approach

David Marr

The MIT Press

This book has tried to lay out in some detail an approach that treats visual perception primarily as an information-processing problem. This chapter presents a conversation between an imaginary skeptic and an imaginary defender of the information-processing point of view in order to answer the objections most commonly raised in this field. The dialogue is based on lunchtime conversations at the Salk Institute between Francis Crick, Tomaso Poggio, and David Marr. However, it does not follow those conversations very closely, and the imaginary objector is a combination of many real-life people.

Keywords:   visual perception, information-processing problem, Francis Crick, Tomaso Poggio, David Marr, imaginary skeptic, imaginary defender

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