Decision Processes in Visual Perception

Decision Processes in Visual Perception

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Author: D. Vickers
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483266282

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Decision Processes in Visual Perception explores the relationships between the organization of a complex visual pattern by the perception system and the molecular activity involved in the discrimination of differences in magnitude or intensity between two stimulus elements. The text discusses the basic principles of discrimination, identification, and self-regulation of the perception system; demonstrates how adaptive decision modules emerge from multiple constraints; shows how combinations of simple decisions lead to complex judgmental tasks; and synthesizes traditional approaches to perception in order to clarify the crucial and pervasive role of these modules in the overall activity of perceptual organization. Psychologists, neuroscientists, molecular biologists, and physiologists will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    Part I: Simple Decision Processes

    1. Introduction

    2. Early Models of Discrimination

    3. Recent Models of Discrimination

    4. Models for Three-Category Tasks and Judgments of Sameness and Difference

    5. Signal Detection

    Part II: Confidence and Adaptation

    6. Confidence

    7. Adaptation

    Part III: Complex Decision Processes

    8. The Identification of Stimuli

    9. Perceptual Organization

    10. Further Developments


    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 412
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483266282

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D. Vickers

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Edward C. Carterette

Morton P. Friedman

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