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The Perception and Cognition of Visual Space

Authors: Linton, Paul

  • Articulates a central tension between perception and cognition in the depth perception literature
  • Resists the claim that depth perception is a product of Bayesian Cue Integration
  • Suggests that pictorial cues and many perceptual illusions are in fact purely cognitive
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This book explores a central question in the study of depth perception - 'does the visual system rely upon objective knowledge and subjective meaning to specify visual depth?' Linton advances an alternative interpretation to the generally accepted affirmative answer, according to which many of the apparent contributions of knowledge and meaning to depth perception are better understood as contributions to our post-perceptual cognition of depth. In order to defend this position a new account of visual cognition is required, as well as a better understanding of the optical and physiological cues to depth. 
This book will appeal to students and researchers in psychology, vision science, and philosophy, as well as technologists and content creators working in virtual and augmented reality.

About the authors

Paul Linton has taught philosophy at Oxford University and University College London, and is currently engaged in research on the optical, physiological, and cognitive cues to depth perception at the Centre for Applied Vision Research, City, University of London.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Two Conceptions of Stereopsis

    Linton, Paul

    Pages 1-34

  • Stereopsis in the Presence of Binocular Disparity

    Linton, Paul

    Pages 35-72

  • Stereopsis in the Absence of Binocular Disparity

    Linton, Paul

    Pages 73-116

  • The Physiology and Optics of Monocular Stereopsis

    Linton, Paul

    Pages 117-158

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66293-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66292-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Perception and Cognition of Visual Space
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66293-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66293-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66292-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 162
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations
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