Seeing

Seeing

1st Edition - March 15, 2000

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  • Editor: Karen De Valois
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080525242

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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.

Readership

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

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.
    Attention, Learning, Memory, and Motor Signals.
    Computational Principles.
    Current Research in the Neurobiology of Form Vision.
    References.
    Visual Attention:
    Introduction.
    Vision before Attention.
    Vision with Attention.
    Vision after Attention.
    Vision without Attention.
    Conclusion.
    References.
    Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 392
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2000
  • Published: March 15, 2000
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080525242

About the Editor

Karen De Valois

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

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