Handbook of Perception: Perceptual Processing v. 9

Handbook of Perception: Perceptual Processing v. 9

1st Edition - November 28, 1978

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  • Author: SWAINE
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483297576

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Handbook of Perception, Volume IX: Perceptual Processing covers perceptual processing mechanisms, such as attention, search, selection, pattern recognition, and perceptual learning. This volume contains articles that tackle topics on the mechanisms of attention, perceptual structure and selection, selection and categorization in visual search, and the psychological processes in pattern recognition. Subjects on how individual letters are processed, eye movements, perceptual learning, possible explanations of stimulus ambiguity, and perceptual anomalies, distortions, and disorders. This book will be of use to psychologists, biologists, and those interested in the study of perceptual processing.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors



    Part I. Attention and Selection

    Chapter 1. Mechanisms of Attention

    I. Introduction

    II. Two Kinds of Processing Limitations

    III. Illustrative Difficulties for Single-Channel Theory

    IV. Processing Multiple Signals

    V. Elaborations of Attention Theory

    VI. The Final Model


    Chapter 2. Perceptual Structure and Selection

    I. Introduction

    II. Measurement of Structure

    III. Ontogeny of Perceptual Selection

    IV. General Discussion and Conclusions


    Chapter 3. Sorting, Categorization, and Visual Search

    I. Introduction

    II. Neisser's Experiments Reevaluated

    III. Learning and Remembering the Target Set

    IV. Categorization in Terms of Critical Perceptual Distinctions

    V. Discriminations Between Classes of Letters and Digits: Categorization Independent of Naming

    VI. Semantic Class and Visual Search

    VII. The Use of Acoustic Properties of Letter Names to Separate Target and Background Categories in Visual Search

    VIII. The Bases of Word Superiority Effects in Visual Search for Individual Letters

    IX. Rapid Serial Visual Presentation of Displays for Visual Search

    X. Control Processes in Self-Paced Visual Search and Scanning of Text

    XI. Conclusions


    Part II. Pattern Processing

    Chapter 4. Schemes and Theories of Pattern Recognition

    I. Introduction

    II. Template Theories

    III. Feature Theories

    IV. Structural Theories

    V . Analysis by Synthesis

    VI. Topological Theories

    VII. Prototypes

    VIII. Overview


    Chapter 5. Perceptual Processing in Letter Recognition and Reading

    I. Some Strategic Considerations

    II. Properties of the Visual System Basic to Reading

    III. Perception of Individual Letters

    IV. Perception of Multiple-Letter Displays

    V. Target-Background Relationships and Category Effects

    VI. Parallel versus Serial Processing

    VII. Linguistic Factors in Letter Recognition

    VIII. Afterthoughts


    Chapter 6. Eye Movements and Visual Perception

    I. Introduction

    II. Types of Eye Movement

    III. Measurement of Eye Position

    IV. The Value of Eye Movements for Perception

    V. Problems Introduced by Eye Movements


    Chapter 7. Perceptual Learning

    I. Introduction

    II. Examples of Perceptual Learning

    III. Development and Perceptual Learning

    IV. Theoretical and Research Issues

    V. Conclusion


    Chapter 8. Size, Distance, and Depth Perception

    I. Introduction

    II. Instances of Stimulus Ambiguity

    III. Theories of the Resolution of Stimulus Ambiguity

    IV. Résumé


    Part III. Illusions and Disorders

    Chapter 9. Illusions and Hallucinations

    I. Introduction

    II. Processes of Perception

    III. Physiological and Cognitive Illusions

    IV. The Theory of Inappropriate Constancy Scaling

    V. Concluding Remarks


    Chapter 10. Disorders of Perceptual Processing

    I. Introduction

    II. Lesions of the Visual Pathways

    III. The Concept of Agnosia

    IV. Visual Agnosia

    V. The Somatosensory System and Tactile Agnosia

    VI. Nociception and "Asymbolia for Pain"

    VII. Lesions of the Auditory Pathways

    VIII. Sensory Aphasia

    IX. Auditory Agnosia

    X. Related Disorders

    XI. The Chemical Senses

    XII. Developmental Disorders of Perceptual Processing

    XIII. Conclusions


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 433
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: November 28, 1978
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483297576

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