Visual Streams

VISUAL STREAMS demonstrates how different kinds of visual information are processed in different areas of the brain. Some areas seem to specialize in simple visual properties, such as edges, color, and motion. Other areas may deal with more complex processes, such as recognizing faces. As far as we know, no single area of the brain combines these views into the complete image we see. Yet, somehow, they are integrated to form a unified visual perception of the world. In this exhibit, a real time video of the visitor and surroundings is processed and projected on three screens to simulate a sense of how the world would appear if the visual system reacted to only one kind of information.