Perception and Knowledge—In Connection to the Eye and the Senses

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Abstract:

This article derives from research at University for the Creative Arts, and explores perception and the issues surrounding sight and the other senses. The fascinating questions of how we see, how we understand, and what we perceive as a result of an already learned or built-in knowledge will be explored from different points of view, both historical and current. Looking at key theories, explanations, and viewpoints from case studies, the text gives an insight into the eye and brain, and in order to understand sight and perception, blindness becomes a core subject throughout.

Keywords: BLINDNESS; KNOWLEDGE; PERCEPTION; SIGHT; THE SENSES

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/175145109X12804957025633

Publication date: November 1, 2010

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  • Photography & Culture is a refereed journal that is international in its scope and inter-disciplinary in its contributions. It aims to interrogate the contextual and historic breadth of photographic practice from a range of informed perspectives and to encourage new insights into the media through original and incisive writing.

    Photography & Culture publishes research papers, discursive critiques, and reviews. In doing so, it offers a leading platform for critical thinking on photography and as essential reading the world over for academics, curators and practitioners with a central and indeed tangential interest in the media.

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