Levels of Perception

  • Laurence Harris
  • Michael Jenkin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Ian P. Howard and Levels of Perception

    1. Laurence R. Harris, Ian P. Howard, Michael Jenkin
      Pages 1-8
  3. Brightness and Lightness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Alan L. Gilchrist, Elias Economou
      Pages 11-22
    3. Frederick A. A. Kingdom
      Pages 23-46
    4. Barbara Blakeslee, Mark E. McCourt
      Pages 47-72
  4. Levels of Perception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Stuart Anstis
      Pages 75-99
    3. Hiroshi Ono, Linda Lillakas, Alistair P. Mapp
      Pages 127-147
    4. Robert F. Hess
      Pages 193-210
  5. Eye Movements and Perception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Richard V. Abadi, Richard Clement, Emma Gowen
      Pages 213-229
    3. Clifton M. Schor
      Pages 231-255
    4. A. Takemura, K. Kawano, C. Quaia, F. A. Miles
      Pages 257-270
  6. Perception of Orientation and Self-Motion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Laurence R. Harris, Karl Beykirch, Michael Fetter
      Pages 279-294
    3. Kathleen E. Cullen, Jefferson E. Roy, Pierre A. Sylvestre
      Pages 295-318
    4. Dora E. Angelaki, J. David Dickman
      Pages 319-340
    5. Charles M. Oman
      Pages 375-398
    6. Mark F. Walker, Heimo Steffen, David S. Zee
      Pages 399-413
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 417-434

About this book


In this book the authors relate and discuss the idea that perceptual processes can be considered at many levels. A phenomenon that appears at one level may not be the same as a superficially similar phenomenon that appears at a different level. For example "induced motion" can be analyzed in terms of eye movements or at the retinal level or at a much higher cognitive level: how do these analyses fit together? The concept of levels also makes us think of the flow of information between levels, which leads to a consideration of the roles of top-down and bottom-up (or feed-forward, feed-back) flow. There are sections devoted to vestibular processing, eye movement processing and processing during brightness perception. The final section covers levels of processing in spatial vision. All scientists and graduate students working in vision will be interested in this book as well as people involved in using visual processes in computer animations, display design or the sensory systems of machines.


attention calculus computer networks perception

Editors and affiliations

  • Laurence Harris
    • 1
  • Michael Jenkin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyYork UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceYork UniversityTorontoCanada

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