How the brain perceives visual information
Feb 13th, 10:30
Amphitheater of the Digiteo Moulon Shannon building (660), How to get to there ?
We routinely encounter visual information in the form of charts, maps, and infographics. But the guidelines for creating these visual representations often rely on unsubstantiated opinions and traditions without a clear origin. I will instead describe a more scientific approach to forming guidelines by understanding how the human visual system works. Following a short introduction to visual perception and cognition, I’ll describe some of my research into understanding whether data visualization guidelines accurately correspond to what the brain can and can’t do efficiently.
Steve Haroz researches how our brain perceives and comprehends visual information. Steve is a postdocoral fellow at Sorbonne University. He received his PhD from University of California on perception and attention for visualization.