Some informational aspects of visual perception.

@article{Attneave1954SomeIA,
  title={Some informational aspects of visual perception.},
  author={Fred Attneave},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={1954},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={
          183-93
        }
}
  • F. Attneave
  • Published 1 May 1954
  • Computer Science
  • Psychological review
xThe ideas of information theory are at present stimulating many different areas of psychological inquiry. In providing techniques for quantifying situations which have hitherto been difficult or impossible to quantify, they suggest new and more precise ways of conceptualizing these situations (see Miller [12] for a general discussion and bibliography). Events ordered in time are particularly amenable to informational analysis; thus language sequences are being extensively studied, and other… 

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