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Authors: Isak L. Nilsson and William V. Lindberg 
Book Description:
In psychology, visual perception is the ability to interpret information from visible light reaching the eyes. The resulting perception is also known as eyesight, sight or vision. The various physiological components involved in vision are referred to collectively as the visual system.The visual system in humans allows individuals to assimilate information from the environment. The act of seeing starts when the lens of the eye focuses an image of its surroundings onto a light-sensitive membrane in the back of the eye, called the retina. The retina is actually part of the brain that is isolated to serve as a transducer for the conversion of patterns of light into neuronal signals. The lens of the eye focuses light on the photoreceptive cells of the retina, which detect the photons of light and respond by producing neural impulses. These signals are processed in a hierarchical fashion by different parts of the brain, from the retina to the lateral geniculate nucleus, to the primary and secondary visual cortex of the brain.The major problem in visual perception is that what people see is not simply a translation of retinal stimuli (i.e., the image on the retina). Thus people interested in perception have long struggled to explain what visual processing does to create what we actually see. This book presents leading edge research from around the globe on this field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Visual Perception and Motor Preparation of Manual Aiming: Behavioral Studies and Neural Correlates, pp. 1-47
(Masami Ishihara, Department of Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany, Kuniyasu Imanaka, Graduate School of Human Health Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 2. Functional Role of the Extrageniculostriate System in Visual Perception, pp. 49-89
(Hitoshi Sasaki, Department of Physiology and Biosignaling, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, Tetsu Nagata, Department of Physiology, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Japan, Tetsu Inoue, Department of Physiology and Biosignaling, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan)

Chapter 3. Challenges in Visual Perception Research in Strong Magnetic Fields, pp. 91-116
(Frank de Vocht, Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group, School of Translational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Human Sciences, The University of Manchester)

Chapter 4. Multi-Dimensional Optimization of Visual Content, pp. 117-155
(Rosemarie J. E. Rajae-Joordens, Philips Research Laboratories, Department of Visual Experiences, High Tech Campus, The Netherlands, Ingrid Heynderickx, Phillips Research Laboratories, Department of Visual Experiences, High Tech Campus, The Netherlands, Delft Technical University, Faculty Electronic Engineering, Mathematics and Informatics, The Netherlands)

Chapter 5. Discrete and General Roles of Complementary Colours in Colour Vision, pp. 157-200
(Ralph W. Pridmore, Macquarie Center for Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)

Chapter 6. Color Interaction-Theory, Examples and Applications, pp. 201-225
(Lars Kjelldahl, Computer Science and Communication, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Bo N. Schenkman, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden)

Chapter 7. Temporarily Blind in One Eye: Emotional Pictures Predominate in Binocular Rivalry, pp. 227-247
(Georg W. Alpers, Antje B. M. Gerdes, University of Würzburg and University of Bielefeld, Germany)

Chapter 8. Role of Primary Visual Cortex in Oculomotor Behavior, pp. 249-264
(H. Supèr, ICREA and Department of Basic Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 9. Analytical Approaches for the Study of Landscape Aesthetic Quality: An Underlying Structure, pp. 265-288
(Ana del Carmen Torres Sibille, Technical Univ. of Valencia)

Chapter 10. Visual Attention in Computer Graphics, pp. 289-302
(A. Artusi, A. Chalmers, Warwick Digital Laboratory, University of Warwick UK)

Chapter 11. Methodological and Conceptual Issues in the Science of Physical Attraction, pp. 303-311
(Viren Swami, Department of Psychology, University of Westminster)

Index

   Series:
      Eye and Vision Research Developments
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-801-1
   Status: AV
  
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