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Richard Gregory (1128)

Interests
Artificial intelligence and robotics, comparative psychology, experimental psychology, perception, philosophy of psychology, physiological psychology
Nationality
British
Born
1923, London, England
Short Biography
Richard Langton Gregory CBE FRS FRSE (24 July 1923 – 17 May 2010) was a British psychologist and Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol. | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • MA Canterbury University 1950, DSc Bristol University 1983,
Appointments & Honors
  • CIBA Foundation Research Prize, 1956
  • Craik Prize for Physiological Psychology, 1958
  • Waverly Prize and Gold Medal, 1960
  • Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 1962-7
  • University of Edinburgh, Professor of Bionics, 1967-70, Emeritus, 1970-88
  • Professor of Neuropsychology and Head of Brain and Perception Laboratory, University of Bristol, 1970-
  • Manager, Royal Institution, 1971-4
  • Chairman, R.I. Humphrey Davy Committee, 1974
  • President, British Society for Advancement of Science, Section J, 1975
  • President, EPS, 1981-2
  • Perception, Founder Editor, 1970, Editor in Chief, 1972-
  • Editorial Board, Leonardo, 1970, Spatial Perception, 1985
Principal Publications
  • 1961 The brain as an engineering problem. In W. H. Thorpe and O. L Zangwill (eds), Current Problems in Animal Behaviour. Cambridge University Press.
  • 1963 Distortion of visual space as inappropriate constancy scaling. Nature, 199, 678.
  • 1963 The origin of the autokinetic effect. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 15, 252 (with 0. Zangwill).
  • 1964 The curious eye of Copelia. Nature, 201, 1166 (with H. E. Ross and N. Moray).
  • 1966 Eye and Brain. Weidenfeld. (4th edn, 1990.)
  • 1968 Visual illusions. Scientific American, 219, 66-76.
  • 1970 The Intelligent Eye. Duckworth.
  • 1972 Cognitive contours. Nature, 238, 51-2.
  • 1973 Illusion in Nature and Art. Duckworth (ed. with Sir E. Gombrich).
  • 1974 (ed.) Concepts and Mechanisms of Perception. Duckworth.
  • 1975 Drawing and tracing in three dimensions: Stereoscribe. Perception, 4, 221-8.
  • 1975 Illusion destruction by appropriate scaling. Perception, 4, 203-20 (with J. P. Han-is).
  • 1979 Border locking and the Cafe Wall illusion. Perception, 8, 365-80 (with P. Heard).
  • 1981 Mind in Science. Weidenfeld. (Penguin, 1983).
  • 1984 Is consciousness sensational inference? Perception, 13, 641-6.
  • 1986 Odd Perceptions. Meuthen. (Routledge, 1988).
  • 1986 (ed.) Oxford Companion to the Mind. Oxford University Press.
  • 1986 Public perception of science. Perception, 15, 423-8.
  • 1989 Light on black boxes. Perception, 18, 281-4.
  • 1990 What is caught in neural nets? Perception, 19, 561-8.
  • 1991 Putting illusions in their place. Perception, 20, 1-4.
  • 1992 How can perceptual science help the handicapped? Perception, 21, 1-6.
  • 1994 Sensation and Perception. Routledge. (Longman, 1995) (ed. with A. Colman).
  • 1995 Seeing backwards in time. Nature, 373, 21-2.