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Pere Renom

“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Seeing is believing

published on 28.05.2008

The reporter Pere Renom and program staff examine the tricks of the magician Lari, both near and in a stage performance, but run into the artist’s ability to manipulate the human visual perception. Alejandro Maiche, UAB psychologist, also tests the visual perception of Renom. But what deceives us, the view or the brain? The presenter Toni Mestres solves this question with amusing examples that are not what they seem. Explain how film and television exploit perceptual characteristics of the light to create an illusion of reality. Renom visits the Museum of Cinema in Girona, and professor of Communication Studies at the UAB Miguel Angel Martin explains the need to hunt humans predisposed to feel more attracted to the movement rather than to static things.

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