Psychophysical Analysis of Visual Space - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080138763, 9781483157337

Psychophysical Analysis of Visual Space

1st Edition

International Series of Monographs in Experimental Psychology

Authors: John C. Baird
Editors: H. J. Eysenck
eBook ISBN: 9781483157337
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 330
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Psychophysical Analysis of Visual Space focuses on the use of psychophysics in the analysis of visual space, with emphasis on space perception and physiological optics. Topics covered include null-size judgment, ratio-size judgment, frontal-size judgment, and distance judgment, as well as selected physiological correlates of size and distance judgments. A theoretical analysis of model reduction is also presented. This volume consists of 11 chapters and opens with an overview of basic definitions and evidence in support of the constancy hypothesis. A psychophysical approach to the problems of visual space is described. The reader is then introduced to null-size judgment, ratio-size judgment, frontal-size judgment, and distance judgment, with emphasis on the importance of the retina as a reference for spatial judgments and how size judgments of targets at different distances can be related to judgments of targets at a constant distance. Some of the important relationships between ocular physiology and size-distance judgments are also examined, paying particular attention to size and distance judgments which relate to the variables of convergence, accommodation, angle-of-regard, and binocular disparity. The remaining chapters look at two stimulus correlates of distance judgments: frontal size and longitudinal size.
This book will be of interest to physiologists, physicists, and experimental psychologists.

Table of Contents


  1. Analysis of Visual Space
  2. Null-Size Judgment: Distance Constant
  3. Ratio-Size Judgment: Distance Constant
  4. Ratio-Size Production: Distance Variable
  5. Theoretical Analysis of Frontal-Size Judgments
  6. Frontal-Size Judgments: Intermediate Stimulus-Uncertainty
  7. Selected Physiological Correlates of Size and Distance Judgments
  8. Theoretical Analysis of Model Reduction
  9. Distance Judgments: Frontal-Size Correlates
  10. Distance Judgments: Longitudinal-Size Correlates
  11. Conclusions and Contrasts Appendix: Three Philosophies of Measurement Author Index Subject Index


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John C. Baird

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