An Introduction to the Visual System by Martin J. TovéeAn Introduction to the Visual System by Martin J. Tovée

An Introduction to the Visual System

byMartin J. Tovée

Paperback | July 14, 2008

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Building on the successful formula of the first edition, Martin Tovée 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.
Title:An Introduction to the Visual SystemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:222 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.51 inPublished:July 14, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521709644

ISBN - 13:9780521709644

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The eye and forming the image; 3. Retinal colour vision; 4. The organisation of the visual system; 5. Primary visual cortex; 6. Visual development - an activity-dependent process; 7. Colour constancy; 8. Object perception and recognition; 9. Face recognition and interpretation; 10. Motion perception; 11. Brain and space; 12. What is perception?

Editorial Reviews

"All chapters are graphically supported with outstanding black-and-white and some informative color illustrations and charts. An enumerated summary of key points that promote a clearer subject understanding conclude each chapter."
J.N. Muzio, Choice