Dr. Madalena Grimaldi

Transtechnology Research,
Room B312 Portland Square,
University of Plymouth,
Drake Circus,Plymouth,
PL4 8AA.

e-mail: arqgrimaldi@uol.com.br 
e-mail: madalena.grimaldi@plymouth.ac.uk

Madalena Grimaldi is working on Post-doctorate research at Plymouth University with Transtechnology Research.

She is a Bachelor in Architecture and Urbanism and Professor of the School of Fine Arts at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She works in the Department of Graphic Representation and also has held teaching posts as Coordinator in the Specialization in Graphic Techniques at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She also holds the position of Director of the Brazilian Association of Graphic Expression – ABEG.

She has experience in Languages Shape Representation Techniques, acting on the following topics: education graphics, visual perception, intersections between art and mathematics, dynamic geometry and computer graphics and computer design applied to product design. Her research interests are Graphical Representation, Optical Illusion, Visual Perception, Teaching Methodologies, Spatial Reasonin,; Computer Technology.

Post-doctorate research:
The optical illusion of third dimension in the graphical representation and the virtual projections

This research is devoted to the study of optical illusion and the various techniques used over time to represent the third dimension. This study is guided by the power of visualization and spatial reasoning with foundations in cognitive neuroscience, human physiology, visual communication and perception theory. To discuss both the issue of human vision, the ability to view and how our brain interprets the optical illusion and representation / projection of the third dimension. This field of research will draw on contributions from cognitive psychology, anthropology, neuroscience, computer science, art history and many other disciplines, configured as a rich source for potential study questions.

It is the stimuli from the nervous system that our mind is able to see, observe, perceive and imagine and thus drawing to express ideas and mental images. Therefore, questions about the functioning of vision and perception can be the basis for the creation of graphical methods in the area, aiming to propose an analogy between the formulation of a mental image and expressed his view in the graphical representation.

Search also in this project, understand and establish a possible relationship between memory, which provides interpretive keys to the human being than this calls “reality” and the formation of their mental images. This is because the memory directly interferes with perception and is closely correlated with the thought process and the workings of the mind.

Our aim is to analyze the field of graphic language and artistic of human perception and imagery, to establish relationships between neuroscience and art teaching and learning, while focusing on optical illusion and representation / projection of three-dimensionality.