Psychophysical Analysis of Visual Space

Psychophysical Analysis of Visual Space

International Series of Monographs in Experimental Psychology

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Author: John C. Baird
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157337

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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

  • 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

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  • No. of pages: 330
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157337

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John C. Baird

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H. J. Eysenck

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