1st Edition

Editors: Karen De Valois
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124437609
eBook ISBN: 9780080525242
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th March 2000
Page Count: 392
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Table of Contents

Contributors. Foreward. Preface.

Formation and Sampling of the Retinal Image: Introduction. Formation of the Retinal Image. Neural Sampling of the Retinal Image. Optical versus Sampling Limits to Vision.

The Receptive Fields of Visual Neurons: Introduction. Receptive Fields of Retinal Ganglion Cells. Visual Cortex.

Spacial Vision: Introduction. Single Neurons and Behavior. Window of Visibility. Optics and Photon Noise. Retina and Lateral Geniculate Nucleus. Primary Visual Cortex. Implications for Object Recognition and Scene Interpretation. References.

Color Vision: Introduction. Physiology. Chromatic Discriminations and Their Physiological Bases. Color Appearance and Its Physiological Bases. The Role of Color in Spatial Vision. References.

Binocular Vision: Perceived Visual Direction. Binocular Correspondence. Binocular Sensory Fusion. Encoding Disparity: The Matching Problem. Stereoscopic Depth Perception. Occlusion Stereopsis. Binocular Suppression.

Seeing Motion: Overview. Representing Image Motion. Analyzing Direction of Motion along a Given Axis. Integrating Motion Signals from Different Axes. Second-Order Motion Mechanisms. Conclusions.

The Neural Representation of Shape: Introduction. Organization of the Ventral Pathway. Physiological Properties.<BR id="C


One of the most remarkable things about seeing is how effortless this complex task appears to be. This book provides a comprehensive overview of research on the myriad complexities of this task. Coverage includes such classic topics as color, spatial, and binocular vision, areas that have seen a recent explosion of new information such as motion vision, image formation and sampling, and areas where new tools have allowed a better investigation into processes (e.g. neural representation of shape, visual attention).

Seeing is a needed reference for researchers specializing in visual perception and is suitable for advance courses on vision.


Academic researchers in perception, and cognitive, physiological, and biological psychology.


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About the Editors

Karen De Valois Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.