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A Framework for Vision's Bag of Tricks

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Science  02 May 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5620, pp. 742-743
DOI: 10.1126/science.1084097

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Why We See What We Do An Empirical Theory of Vision. Dale Purves and R. Beau Lotto. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA, 2003. 272 pp. Paper, $42.95. ISBN 0-87893-752-8.

The authors marshal a broad range of evidence to support their conclusion that "what humans actually see is a reflexive manifestation of past rather than a logical analysis of the present."