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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Description

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


Preface

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

Details

No. of pages:
330
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1970
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483157337

About the Author

John C. Baird

About the Editor

H. J. Eysenck