Andrew Watson receives Holst Medal 2016


On Radio 4 Brainport, we will share with you excerpts from the 2016 Holst Lecture, the 40th since 1977, by Andrew B. Watson PhD.
In his Holst Lecture he reflects on his work as a Senior Scientist for Vision Research at NASA Ames Research Center. Dr. Watson received the prestigious Holst Memorial Lecture Award 2016 for his important contributions to vision research.

In his Lecture ‘The Windows of Visibility’ dr. Watson elaborates on the fact that we do not see the world as it is, but only the view that is admitted by the window of our visual sense. He explores the many narrow windows of visibility through which we experience the visual world, but he also argues that such limitations to the field of view is essential for human to infer information from our observations.