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Supported by a grant from the Wellcome Trust to Dr Tilli Tansey and Professor Leslie Iversen, the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL presents a series of podcasts on the history of neuroscience featuring eminent people in the field: Professor Richard Gregory was born in London on 24 July 1923 and studied at the University of Cambridge before undertaking research at the Medical Research Council’s Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge. A turning point in Professor Gregory’s work and ideas came during the investigation of a man who had been blind from birth but whose sight was restored at the age of 52. Studying the development of his perception changed the way in which he came to think of visual perception and its close relationship to touch. Most of Professor Gregory’s work has focused on visual perception and also on artificial intelligence. In 1967 he founded the Department of Machine Intelligence and Perception at the University of Edinburgh with Professor Donald Michie and Professor Christopher Longuet-Higgins. Gregory’s popular and influential book, Eye and Brain (1966), was the first to explore the psychology of seeing. He is particularly interested in optical illusions and what these reveal about human perceptions and in 1972 founded the journal Perception. In 1978, he established the Exploratory, a hands-on science centre in Bristol and the first of its kind in the UK. He was a founding member of the Experimental Psychology Society and served as its president in 1981-82. He has been awarded the Waverley Gold Medal for inventing the Solid-Image Microscope (1960), the Hughlings Jackson Gold Medal from the Royal Society of Medicine (1999), and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London (1992). Professor Gregory is Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol.
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Supported by a grant from the Wellcome Trust to Dr Tilli Tansey and Professor Leslie Iversen, the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL presents a series of podcasts on the history of neuroscience featuring eminent people in the field: Professor Richard Gregory was born in London on 24 July 1923 and studied at the University of Cambridge before undertaking research at the Medical Research Council’s Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge. A turning point in Professor Gregory’s work and ideas came during the investigation of a man who had been blind from birth but whose sight was restored at the age of 52. Studying the development of his perception changed the way in which he came to think of visual perception and its close relationship to touch. Most of Professor Gregory’s work has focused on visual perception and also on artificial intelligence. In 1967 he founded the Department of Machine Intelligence and Perception at the University of Edinburgh with Professor Donald Michie and Professor Christopher Longuet-Higgins. Gregory’s popular and influential book, Eye and Brain (1966), was the first to explore the psychology of seeing. He is particularly interested in optical illusions and what these reveal about human perceptions and in 1972 founded the journal Perception. In 1978, he established the Exploratory, a hands-on science centre in Bristol and the first of its kind in the UK. He was a founding member of the Experimental Psychology Society and served as its president in 1981-82. He has been awarded the Waverley Gold Medal for inventing the Solid-Image Microscope (1960), the Hughlings Jackson Gold Medal from the Royal Society of Medicine (1999), and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London (1992). Professor Gregory is Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol.
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Early years and influence...

24 Jun 2009 | 02 mins 34 secs

Early years and infl...

24 Jun 2009 | 02 mins 34 secs

Illusions - Bayesian theo...

13 Jun 2008 | 04 mins 55 secs

Illusions - Bayesian...

13 Jun 2008 | 04 mins 55 secs

Illusions – Kanizsa and t...

13 Jun 2008 | 03 mins 03 secs

Illusions – Kanizsa ...

13 Jun 2008 | 03 mins 03 secs

Illusions – flipping imag...

13 Jun 2008 | 03 mins 03 secs

Illusions – flipping...

13 Jun 2008 | 03 mins 03 secs

Illusions – the blind spo...

13 Jun 2008 | 04 mins 37 secs

Illusions – the blin...

13 Jun 2008 | 04 mins 37 secs

Illusions – departure fro...

13 Jun 2008 | 04 mins 37 secs

Illusions – departur...

13 Jun 2008 | 04 mins 37 secs

Parallel Processing – eye...

13 Jun 2008 | 04 mins 41 secs

Parallel Processing ...

13 Jun 2008 | 04 mins 41 secs

Size Scaling – the moon l...

13 Jun 2008 | 03 mins 33 secs

Size Scaling – the m...

13 Jun 2008 | 03 mins 33 secs

Size Scaling – perspectiv...

13 Jun 2008 | 05 mins

Size Scaling – persp...

13 Jun 2008 | 05 mins

Perceptions – the creativ...

13 Jun 2008 | 03 mins 35 secs

Perceptions – the cr...

13 Jun 2008 | 03 mins 35 secs

Perceptions – signal to n...

13 Jun 2008 | 02 mins 58 secs

Perceptions – signal...

13 Jun 2008 | 02 mins 58 secs

Professor Richard Gregory...

13 Jun 2008 | 01 min 55 secs

Professor Richard Gr...

13 Jun 2008 | 01 min 55 secs

Perceptions – Dalmation d...

13 Jun 2008 | 02 mins 25 secs

Perceptions – Dalmat...

13 Jun 2008 | 02 mins 25 secs

Professor Richard Gregory...

13 Jun 2008 | 02 mins 56 secs

Professor Richard Gr...

13 Jun 2008 | 02 mins 56 secs

Edinburgh 1967–1970 – the...

13 Jun 2008 | 04 mins 23 secs

Edinburgh 1967–1970 ...

13 Jun 2008 | 04 mins 23 secs