Introduction to the Visual System

ISBN-10: 0521709644
ISBN-13: 9780521709644
Edition: 2nd 2008
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Book details

List price: $59.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 222
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Building on the successful formula of the first edition, Martin Tov_e offers a concise but detailed account of how the visual system is organised and functions to produce visual perception. He takes his readers from first principles; the structure and function of the eye and what happens when light enters, to how we see and process images, recognise patterns and faces, and through to the most recent discoveries in molecular genetics and brain imaging, and how they have uncovered a host of new advances in our understanding of how visual information is processed within the brain. Incorporating new material throughout, including almost 50 new images, every chapter has been updated to include the latest research, and culminates in helpful key points, which summarise the lessons learnt. This book is an invaluable course text for students within the fields of psychology, neuroscience, biology and physiology.

Introduction
The eye and forming the image
Retinal colour vision
The organisation of the visual system
Primary visual cortex
Visual development - an activity-dependent process
Colour constancy
Object perception and recognition
Face recognition and interpretation
Motion perception
Brain and space
What is perception?

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