The modern city is a complex maze of choices and decisions. This program describes the brain's empirical approach to finding sense amid confusion. Subconscious methods of information gathering, including visual scanning to find goods in a supermarket and direction finding while traversing an urban environment, are analyzed. In addition, the natural human ability to learn by trial and error is observed, emphasizing the concept of "natural mapping" and the importance of feedback.
Percival, Dan; Klein, Leanne; Lawson, Denis
Wall to Wall Television; Channel Four (Great Britain); Learning Channel (Firm); ITEL (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Educational television programs
Science, Technology; Science, Technology; City dwellers -- Psychology; City and town life -- Psychological aspects; Learning, Psychology of; Feedback (Psychology)
North America; United States; New Jersey
- Rights Statement
- In Copyright
Access is restricted to patrons at the University of Maryland.
- Physical Description
25 minutes; color
Access condition: campus-only.
Series producer, Leanne Klein ; director, Daniel Percival ; film editor, Anna Ksiezopolska ; photographer, Brian McDairmant ; music, Paul Englishby ; series consultant, Stanton Newman ; research, Patricia Dunnett. Narrator, Denis Lawson.
- Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-089693; Fedora 2 PID: umd:10698; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/3173; Catalog Key: alephsys004131208; OCLC: ocn606925388
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