Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Adelson, Edward H.
Location Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Primary Field Psychological and Cognitive Sciences
Secondary Field Computer and Information Sciences
 Election Citation
Adelson explores how human eyes and electronic sensors perceive lightness and motion. He was the first to introduce a method for representing a detailed image at multiple resolutions. His ideas are widely applied in psychology, engineering, and neuroscience.

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