Vision and sketching

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This essay reflects on the revolution David Marr brought about in vision research, and in cognitive science more broadly. I start with an insider's view, then examine the methodological impact of his framework in cognitive science in general. My group's work on sketch understanding descends from Marr's approach to vision, a connection which I make to provide a concrete illustration. I close with a few thoughts about how research in vision and other areas of cognitive science might come together in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1031-1039
Number of pages9
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2012


  • Analogy
  • Qualitative reasoning
  • Sketch understanding
  • Symbolic modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence


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