[visionlist] Horace Barlow, 1921-2020

Denis Pelli denis.pelli at nyu.edu
Wed Jul 8 00:19:39 -04 2020

Alas. I took this photo of Horace at his home in Cambridge in January.

[image: Horace Barlow 24January2020.jpg]
Horace Barlow, January 24, 2020

On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 11:24 PM Tony Movshon <movshon at nyu.edu> wrote:

> I write to report the sad news that Horace Barlow died on July 5th in
> Cambridge. He had suffered a severe stroke 10 days earlier, never fully
> regained consciousness, and died peacefully with his family close by.
> Barlow was a pioneering thinker about the brain and perception. Over
> seven decades, he made numerous influential discoveries about vision,
> coding, and neural representation. His work and ideas inspired and
> shaped much of modern visual science.
> Tony Movshon
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