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Vision: A Computational Investigation into the Human Representation and Processing of Visual Information

David Marr


This posthumously published book (1982), which influenced a generation of brain and cognitive scientists, inspiring many to enter the field, describes a general framework for understanding visual perception and touches on broader questions about how the brain and its functions can be studied and understood. This MIT Press edition makes this work available to a new generation of students and scientists. In the author’s framework, the process of vision constructs a set of representations, starting from a description of the input image and culminating with a description of three-dimensional objec ... More

Keywords: brain scientists, cognitive scientists, visual perception, input image, three-dimensional objects, computational level, algorithmic level, hardware implementation, computation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780262514620
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262514620.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Marr, author