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