[visionlist] Horace Barlow, 1921-2020

Schultz, Simon R s.schultz at imperial.ac.uk
Wed Jul 8 18:15:07 -04 2020

Much sadness at his passing - and yet what an intellectual life. I can't think of anyone else who has influenced my thinking as much - both directly, through conversation, and indirectly, via Tony and others. It is a few years now since I last saw him, at one of a number of Gatsby workshops we attended together - and he was absolutely as insightful as ever. His legacy will live on in our minds.

Simon Schultz
Imperial College London

On 08/07/2020, 04:25, "visionlist on behalf of Tony Movshon" <visionlist-bounces at visionscience.com on behalf of 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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