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Visual Perception Part 2 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444519276, 9780080466095

Visual Perception Part 2, Volume 155

1st Edition

Fundamentals of Awareness, Multi-Sensory Integration and High-Order Perception

Editors: Susana Martinez-Conde S. Macknik Luis Martinez Jose-Manuel Alonso Peter Tse
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444519276
eBook ISBN: 9780080466095
Paperback ISBN: 9780444558848
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 6th October 2006
Page Count: 340
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Table of Contents

I. The Role of Context in Recognition.
Top-down facilitation of visual object recognition: object-based and context-based contributions.
Building the gist of a scene: the role of global image features in recognition.
Beyond the face: Exploring rapid influences of context on face processing.
The effectiveness of disruptive coloration as a concealment strategy.

II. From Perceptive Fields to Gestalt. A Tribute to Lothar Spillman.
From perceptive fields to Gestalt.
In honour of Lothar Spillmann - filling in, wiggly lines, adaptation adn aftereffects.
Lightness-filling-in, and the fundamental role of context in visual perception.
Beyond a relay nucleus: neuroimaging views on the human LGN.

III. The Neural Bases of Visual Awareness and Attention.
Finding a face in the crowd: parallel and serial neural mechanisms of visual selection.
Saccades, salience, and attention: the role of the lateral intraparietal area in visual behavior.
Visual masking approaches to visual awareness.
Blindsight, conscious vision and the role of primary visual cortex.
Bilateral frontal leucotomy does not alter perceptual alternation during binocular rivalry.

IV. Crossmodal Interactions in Visual Perception.
Combining visual and auditory information.
Corss-modal interactions: lessons from synesthesia.
Integrating motion information across sensory modalities: the role of top-down factors.
Cross modal audio-visual interactions in the primary visual cortex of the visually deprived cat: a physiological and anatomical study.
The "other" transformation required for visual-auditory integrations: representational format.


This book presents a collection of articles reflecting state-of-the-art research in visual perception, specifically concentrating on neural correlates of perception. Each section addresses one of the main topics in vision research today. Part 2: Fundamentals of Awareness, Multi-Sensory Integration and High-Order Perception covers topics from filling-in to visual awareness to crossmodal interactions. A variety of methodological approaches are represented, including single-neuron recordings, fMRI and optical imaging, psychophysics, eye movement characterization and computational modelling. The contributions will provide the reader with a valuable perspective on the current status of vision research, and more importantly, with critical insight into future research directions and the discoveries yet to come.

Key Features

· Provides a detailed breakdown of the neural and psychophysical bases of Perception
· Presents never-before-published original discoveries
· Includes multiple full-color illustrations


Researchers in vision science and neuroscience.


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About the Editors

Susana Martinez-Conde

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Neurobiology, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, USA

S. Macknik

Luis Martinez

Affiliations and Expertise

Kidney Transplant and Urology Specialist Pharmacist, University Hospitals of Leicester, UK

Jose-Manuel Alonso

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biological Sciences, State University of New York (SUNY-Optometry), New York, NY, USA

Peter Tse

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA