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Books, Journals, New Media
March 5, 2003


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Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor; adviser for new media, Robert Hogan, MD, San Diego.

JAMA. 2003;289(9):1171. doi:10.1001/jama.289.9.1171-a

Working from a lifelong experience in vision research, Margaret Livingstone has produced her own piece of art in Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing. This beautifully illustrated book explores our current understanding of human vision and explains how the anatomy and physiology of the human visual apparatus combine to generate the variety of visual effects observed in works of art. The result is part physics, part neurobiology, and part art history carefully crafted into an enjoyable and easy-to-read text for the general public.

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