ERIC Number: ED178027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Psychophysiology of Visual Space in Film and Television.
Malik, M. F.
Some of the theories which have been developed to explain how visual space is actually perceived, processed, and stored in the human brain are briefly noted, and the correspondence of contemporary systems of stereocinematography and holography to the neural processes of the brain is explored. Major concepts discussed include projective geometry, three dimensional perception, space perception, human information channels, and segmented space systems. The comprehension of these concepts was the foundation for modern stereocinematography techniques. Segmented space systems are said to be similar to stereocinematography, where the viewer is confined to a certain area, viewing the angle and precise timing of the show so the psychodramatic information impact is decreased geometrically with the length of time. Holography is described as a typical example of the use of projective geometry, where the viewer is in the movable horizon or place so his/her own eyes are a vanishing point or camera, and with every movement of his/her eye or head the entire picture will change its projective geometry. (JEG)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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