Perceptual Coding - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121619084, 9781483276229

Perceptual Coding

1st Edition

Editors: Edward C. Carterette Morton P. Friedman
eBook ISBN: 9781483276229
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th November 1978
Page Count: 430
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Handbook of Perception, Volume VIII: Perceptual Coding covers perceptual coding of space, time, and objects, including sensory memory systems and the relations between verbal and perceptual codes. This volume contains contributions that focus on such subjects as the compound eye; the problems of the perceptual constancies and of intersensory coordination in perceptual development; the visual perception of objects in space; and perception of motion. Topics on the perception of color, the representation of temporal, auditory, and haptic perception; and the relationship between verbal and perceptual codes are discussed in detail as well. This book will be of use to psychologists, biologists, and those interested in the study of perceptual codes.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors



Part I. Representations of Objects and Visual Space

Chapter 1. A Different Kind of Vision: The Compound Eye

I. Introduction

II. Splitting the Visual World into Angle-Labeled Neurons

III. Visual Behavior

IV. Features of the Insect Visual System

V. Analysis of Visual Mechanisms

VI. Conclusion


Chapter 2. Perceptual Development: Object and Space

I. Introduction

II. Two Classic Theories of Perceptual Development

III. The Differentiation Theory of Perceptual Development

IV. Mechanisms of Development


Chapter 3. Transformations on Representations of Objects in Space

I. Introduction

II. Rotational Transformations

III. Other Spatial Transformations

IV. Concluding Remarks


Chapter 4. Perception of Motion

I. Introduction

II. Rotations in Depth

III. Translations in Depth

IV. Rotations in the Plane

V. Translations in the Plane

VI. Nonrigid Motions


Chapter 5. Color in Contour and Object Perception

I. Preface

II. Introduction

III. Surface Properties

IV. The Illuminant

V. Advantages of Having Color Vision

VI. The Importance of Object Color

VII. Color and Contour

VIII. Lightness of Colors

IX. Color Constancy

X. Epilog


Part II. Representation of Temporal, Auditory, and Haptic Spaces

Chapter 6. Time and Rhythm Perception

I. Introduction: The Field of Temporal Perception

II. The Perception of Succession

III. The Perception of Duration

IV. The Perception of Rhythm


Chapter 7. Auditory Patterns: Studies in the Perception of Structure

I. Introduction

II. Current Research

III. Conclusion


Chapter 8. Haptics

I. Introduction

II. The Environment

III. The Haptic Media

IV. Physiological Receptors and Pathways

V. Perceptual and Cognitive Processes

VI. Conclusion


Part III. Interacting Perceptual Systems

Chapter 9. Multimodal Perception

I. Introduction

II. Multimodal Perception of Size

III. Multimodal Perception of Space

IV. Multimodal Perception of Form


Part IV. Perceptual Memory Codes

Chapter 10. Sensory Memory Systems

I. Conceptual Issues in Demonstrating Sensory Memory

II. Evidence for Iconic and Echoic Storage

III. Commentary


Chapter 11. The Relationship Between Verbal and Perceptual Codes

I. Introduction

II. Linguistic Dominance

III. Perceptual Dominance

IV. Dual Coding Theory

V. Common-Code Theories

VI. Empirical Evidence

VII. Conclusions


Author Index

Subject Index


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Edward C. Carterette

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