State of mind has gathered a wide range of interactive brains, animated visual illusions and videos that explores how the brain gives rise to our experiences.
Professor Edward H. Adelson of MIT has given State of Mind interactive exhibits relating to how we use contrast to draw conclusions about the world. His work deals with various problems in visual perception, from the standpoints of both human vision and computer vision. He also studies the perception of materials, i.e., how it is that we can tell that something is shiny or translucent, or that it is made of plastic or metal. In much of our work, the we are interested how humans (and machines) can utilize image statistics (such as those derived from wavelet decompositions) to perform visual tasks.
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Professor Michael Bach directs the Section Visual Function / Electrophysiology in the Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Freiburg, Germany. His main interest is vision research, he provides a routine clinical service in ophthalmic electrodiagnostics and is President of the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV).
Over the years he has collected an impressive array of visual illusions which he has animated himself to emphasize the effects of the illusion, he has very kindly let us use a number of these illusions for the Expo, where the public will be able to interact with and explore these fascinating illusions for themselves.