Chapter 10: Processes of Perception and Analysis

Section 7: Visual Perception

Perception and presentation

In writing this book it has been a great challenge to find graphical representations that make the behavior of systems as clear as possible for the purposes of human visual perception. Even small changes in representation can greatly affect what properties are noticed. As a simple example, the pictures below are identical, except for the fact that the colors of cells on alternate rows have been reversed.

From Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science [citation]