Edited By

  • Karen De Valois, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


Academic researchers in perception, and cognitive, physiological, and biological psychology.


Book information

  • Published: March 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-443760-9


"This book is a collection of chapters written by a number of well-respected experts in their chosen fields... Each chapter serves as an introduction to its chosen topic, allowing one to gain a good overview of an area of research... In general, I found this book to be well structured and infomative... I have no doubt that photocopies of individual chapters will find their way into many private reference collections."

Table of Contents

Contributors.Foreward.Preface.Formation and Sampling of the Retinal Image:Introduction.Formation of the Retinal Image.Neural Sampling of the Retinal Image.Optical versus Sampling Limits to Vision.The Receptive Fields of Visual Neurons:Introduction.Receptive Fields of Retinal Ganglion Cells.Visual Cortex.Spacial Vision:Introduction.Single Neurons and Behavior.Window of Visibility.Optics and Photon Noise.Retina and Lateral Geniculate Nucleus.Primary Visual Cortex.Implications for Object Recognition and Scene Interpretation.References.Color Vision:Introduction.Physiology.Chromatic Discriminations and Their Physiological Bases.Color Appearance and Its Physiological Bases.The Role of Color in Spatial Vision.References.Binocular Vision:Perceived Visual Direction.Binocular Correspondence.Binocular Sensory Fusion.Encoding Disparity: The Matching Problem.Stereoscopic Depth Perception.Occlusion Stereopsis.Binocular Suppression.Seeing Motion:Overview.Representing Image Motion.Analyzing Direction of Motion along a Given Axis.Integrating Motion Signals from Different Axes.Second-Order Motion Mechanisms.Conclusions.The Neural Representation of Shape:Introduction.Organization of the Ventral Pathway.Physiological Properties.Attention, Learning, Memory, and Motor Signals.Computational Principles.Current Research in the Neurobiology of Form Vision.References.Visual Attention:Introduction.Vision before Attention.Vision with Attention.Vision after Attention.Vision without Attention.Conclusion.References.Index.