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FPCW Book Group December Gathering
- Date: Friday, October 23, 2020
- Time: 8:00am–5:00pm
We will delve into We Know It When We See It by First Parishioner Richard Masland, who died last December, shortly before final publication of this book
“Spotting a face in a crowd is so easy, you take it for granted. But how you do it is one of science’s great mysteries. And vision is involved with so much of everything your brain does. Explaining how it works reveals more than just how you see. In We Know It When We See It, Harvard neuroscientist Richard Masland tackles vital questions about how the brain processes information — how it perceives, learns, and remembers — through a careful study of the inner life of the eye.
Covering everything from what happens when light hits your retina, to the increasingly sophisticated nerve nets that turn that light into knowledge, to what a computer algorithm must be able to do before it can be called truly “intelligent,” We Know It When We See It is a profound yet approachable investigation into how our bodies make sense of the world.”