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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@qu:"This book is a collection of chapters written by a number of well-respected experts in their chosen fields... Each chapter serves as an introduction to its chosen topic, allowing one to gain a good overview of an area of research... In general, I found this book to be well structured and infomative... I have no doubt that photocopies of individual chapters will find their way into many private reference collections." @source:--PERCEPTION
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