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Articles by Beau Lotto:

The Postmodern Brain

For today, much of what we have been hearing about is context, context in perception. Neuroscientist are usually  interested in is how context affects what we see. But today I am going to focus on the question of why context matters. The effect of context is fundamental to everything that  the brain does even what is most basic to the brain … seeing colour. One of the examples I am going to show here is a well known color contrast illusion vision. As a neuroscientist I get very excited about very simple effects and why this comes about.

This post is in: Art Praxis,Journal of Neuro-Aesthetic Theory #4 (2005-07)

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