Book 2002

Perception of the Visual Environment


ISBN: 978-0-387-98790-3 (Print) 978-0-387-21650-8 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x

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    Pages 1-24

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

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    Pages 25-54

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

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    Pages 55-86

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

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    Pages 87-120

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

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    Pages 121-160

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

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    Pages 161-190

    Perceptual Processing II. Abstractions: How Can Perceptual Processing Be Characterized and Modeled as Flow of Abstract Information?

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    Pages 191-221

    Color Vision: How Are Objective Wavelengths of Light Transformed into Secondary Qualities of Percepts Called Colors?

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    Pages 222-256

    Form Vision: How Is Information About Shapes of Objects Transferred from the Environment to Our Percepts?

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    Pages 257-294

    Perception of Three-Dimensional Space: How Do We Use Information Derived from One or Both Eyes to Perceive the Spatial Layout of Our Surroundings?

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    Pages 295-327

    Dynamic How-Perception: How Do We Perceive and React to Change and Motion?

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    Pages 328-361

    Perceptual Development: Where Does the Information Come from That Allows Perceptual Systems to Become Wired Together in Such a Manner That They Can Perceive?

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    Pages 362-377

    Higher-Order and Subjective Aspects of Perception: How Are Low-Level Stimulus Properties Transformed into High-Level Percept Qualities?

  14. Back Matter

    Pages 379-407