This landmark volume, which remains influential today, is the result of an interdisciplinary, two-week international symposium on principles of sensory communication hosted by MIT in July 1959. This symposium brought together prominent neuroscientists, life scientists, physical scientists, and engineers who, in Walter Rosenblith’s words, "were willing to listen to neurophysiologists expound up-to-date neurophysiology, or psychophysicists talk about contemporary psychophysics, without being satisfied with their own version of the other man's science." The work presented forms the basis of much of the contemporary research in vision and perceptual science. First published by the MIT Press in 1961, Sensory Communication has been out of print and extremely difficult to obtain for many years. This reprint makes this valuable resource available again.
S. S. Stevens, Gösta Ekman, J. C. R. Licklider, Frank A. Geldard, Irwin Pollack, Colin Cherry, Hallowell Davis, Lloyd M. Beidler, Hessel de Vries, Minze Stuiver, W. A. H. Rushton, Floyd Ratliff, Yngve Zotterman, H. B. Barlow, Clinton N. Woolsey, William D. Neff, Jerzy E. Rose, Leonard I. Malis, Charles P. Baker, Werner Reichardt, Wolf D. Keidel, Ursula O. Keidel, Malte E. Wigand, D. M. MacKay, Timothy H. Goldsmith, M. A. Bauman, Vernon B. Mountcastle, Sven Landgren, Carl Pfaffmann, R. P. Erickson, G. P. Frommer, B. P. Halpern, Patrick D. Wall, Raúl Hernández-Peón, Geoffrey B. Arden, Ulf Söderberg, Kenneth D. Roeder, Asher E. Treat, Yasuji Katsuki, A. Fessard, P. Buser, M. Imbert, Richard Jung, F. Bremer, Mary A. B. Brazier, Keith F. Killam, A. James Hance, Theodore H. Bullock, Burton S. Rosner, Robert M. Boynton, J. Y. Lettvin, H. R. Maturana, W. H. Pitts, W. S. McCulloch
About the Editor
Walter A. Rosenblith (1913–2002) was Institute Professor, Chair of the Faculty, and Provost at MIT.
—Tomaso Poggio, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, McGovern Institute, and CSAIL, MIT