Applications of Parallel Processing in Vision

Edited By

  • J.R. Brannan, Departments of Neurobiology and Neurology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

Considerable evidence exists that visual sensory information is analyzed simultaneously along two or more independent pathways. In the past two decades, researchers have extensively used the concept of parallel visual channels as a framework to direct their explorations of human vision. More recently, basic and clinical scientists have found such a dichotomy applicable to the way we organize our knowledge of visual development, higher order perception, and visual disorders, to name just a few. This volume attempts to provide a forum for gathering these different perspectives.
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Book information

  • Published: January 1992
  • Imprint: NORTH-HOLLAND
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-88651-4

Table of Contents

Introduction to Parallel Processing. Parallel RetinocortialChannels: X and Y and P and M (R. Shapley). Parallel Processing in HumanVision: History, Review, and Critique (B.G. Breitmeyer). ParallelProcessing and Visual Development. Parallel Processes in Human VisualDevelopment (A. Fiorentini). Changes in Temporal Visual Processing inNormal Aging (J.R. Brannan). Parallel Processing in Higher-orderPerception. M and P Pathways and the Perception of Figure and Ground(N. Weisstein, W. Maguire, J.R. Brannan). Cooperative Parallel Processingin Depth, Motion and Texture Perception (D. Williams). Parallel and SerialConnections Between Human Color Mechanisms (Q. Zaidi). ParallelProcessing and Visual Abnormalities. Sensory and Perceptual Processingin Reading Disability (M.C. Williams, W. Lovegrove). How Can the Concept ofParallel Channels Aid Clinical Diagnosis? (M.F. Ghilardi, M. Onofrj, J.R.Brannan). Author Index. Subject Index.