Description

Use of visual information is used to augment our knowledge, decide on our actions, and keep track of our environment. Even with eyes closed, people can remember visual and spatial representations, manipulate them, and make decisions about them. The chapters in Volume 42 of Psychology of Learning and Motivation discuss the ways cognition interacts with visual processes and visual representations, with coverage of figure-ground assignment, spatial and visual working memory, object identification and visual search, spatial navigation, and visual attention.

Readership

Researchers and academics in cognitive science.

Table of Contents

Contributors. M.A. Peterson and E.S. Grant, Memory and Learning in Figure-Ground Perception. R.H. Logie, Spatial and Visual Working Memory: A Mental Workspace. M.A. Chun, Scene Perception and Memory. R.F. Wang, Spatial Representations and Spatial Updating. J.J. Geng and M. Behrmann, Selective Visual Attention and Visual Search: Behavioral and Neural Mechanisms. P.G. Schyns, Categorizing and Perceiving Objects: Exploring a Continuum of Information Use. G. Humphreys and M.J. Riddoch, From Vision to Action, and Action to Vision: A Convergent Route Approach to Vision, Action and Attention. D.E. Irwin, Eye Movements and Visual Cognitive Suppression. D.J. Simons and D.T. Levin, What Makes Change Blindness Interesting? Index. Contents of Recent Volumes.

Details

No. of pages:
352
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780125433426

About the serial-volume-editor

David Irwin

David Irwin received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1983. He is a professor in the UIUC Department of Psychology and a part-time faculty member in the Beckman Institute Human Perception and Performance Group. His fields of professional interest are visual perception, visual cognition, and psycholinguistics. Honors and awards: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship; James McKeen Cattell Sabbatical Award.

Reviews

Praise for the Series "A remarkable number of landmark papers... An important collection of theory and data." --CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY