Perception of the Visual Environment

Authors: Boothe, Ronald G.

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detailed historical description of how the facts presented here were or- inally discovered. The text strives to explain in a manner that can be grasped by undergraduates the major ideas and scienti?c discoveries that have allowed us to understand perception as it occurs in humans. A similarly hard choice was deciding how many citations to include to the primary scienti?c literature. Almost every paragraph in this book could have numerous citations to published studies or references to the names of individuals who developed the ideas being discussed. However, speci?c citations are not included in the text, which only refers to a few individual scientists by name, thereby neglecting a vast army of other researchers who made the discoveries summarized here. In some cases, particularly when describing a very speci?c ?nding or set of studies by contemporary workers, the name of the author in whose lab the study was conducted is mentioned. However, the inclusion of num- ous citations or names of scientists interfered with the primary goal of introducing the major concepts and facts in an uncluttered manner. Also, at times, complex results had to be simpli?ed in a manner that remains true to the spirit of the original research ?ndings, but may differ enough in some speci?c details that a speci?c citation might give offense rather than credit. To compensate, a limited list of suggested readings appears at the end of each chapter.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Conceptual and Philosophical Issues: What Does It Mean to Assert That an Observer Perceives?

    Pages 1-24

  • Psychophysical Methods: What Scientific Procedures Can Be Used to Ask an Observer What Is Being Perceived?

    Pages 25-54

  • The Perceptual Environment: What Is Out There to Be Perceived?

    Pages 55-86

  • Sensing the Environment: What Mechanisms Are Used to Sample, Image, and Transduce Physical Stimulation from the Environment?

    Pages 87-120

  • Perceptual Processing I.Biological Hardware:What Properties of Neural Tissues Support Perceptual Processing in Humans and Monkeys?

    Pages 121-160

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perception of the Visual Environment
Authors
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-21650-8
DOI
10.1007/b97382
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98790-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3164-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 408
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