How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Hardcover | March 1, 2012

EditorOlga F. Lazareva, Toru Shimizu, Edward A. Wasserman

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The visual world of animals is highly diverse and often very different from the world that we humans take for granted. This book provides an extensive review of the latest behavioral and neurobiological research on animal vision, highlighting fascinating species similarities and differences invisual processing. It contains 26 chapters written by world-leading experts about a variety of species including: honeybees, spiders, fish, birds, and primates. The chapters are divided into six sections: Perceptual grouping and segmentation, Object perception and object recognition, Motion perception, Visual attention, Different dimensions of visual perception, and Evolution of the visual system. An exhaustive work in range and depth, How Animals See theWorld will be a valuable resource for advanced students and researchers in areas of cognitive psychology, perception and cognitive neuroscience, as well as researchers in the visual sciences.

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The visual world of animals is highly diverse and often very different from the world that we humans take for granted. This book provides an extensive review of the latest behavioral and neurobiological research on animal vision, highlighting fascinating species similarities and differences invisual processing. It contains 26 chapters ...

Olga F. Lazareva is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Drake University. Her research concentrates on behavioral and neurobiological aspects of visual perception and relational learning in humans and nonhuman animals. Toru Shimizu is Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida. His areas of research include the neura...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:March 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart I. Perceptual grouping and segmentation1. William Hodos: What birds see and what they don'tPart II. Luminance, contrast, and spatial and temporal resolution2. Christa Neumeyer: Color vision in fish and other vertebrates3. Robert Cook and Carl Erick Hagmann: Grouping and early visual processing in avian vision4. Olga Lazareva and Edward Wasserman: Figure-ground segregation and object-based attention in birds5. Hans Sup.r: Neurobiological foundations of figure-ground segregation in primates6. Edward Wasserman: Illusory perception in animals: Observations and interpretations7. Kazuo Fujita, Noriyuki Nakamura, Ayumi Sakai, Sota Watanabe, and Tomokazu Ushitani: Amodal completion and illusory perception in birds and primates8. Andreas Nieder: Neurobiology of perception of illusory contours in animalsPart III. Object perception and object recognition9. Duane P Harland, Daiqin Li and Robert R Jackson: How jumping spiders see the world10. Adrian Horridge: Visual discrimination by the honeybee (Apis mellifera)11. Edward A. Wasserman and Irving Biederman: Recognition by components: A birds' eye view12. Marcia L. Spetch and Ronald G. Weisman: Birds' perception of depth and objects in pictures13. Jessie J. Peissig and Tamara Goode: The recognition of rotated objects in animals14. Rufin Vogels: Neural mechanisms of object recognition in non-human primatesPart IV. Motion perception15. Robert G. Cook and Matthew S. Murphy: Avian visual processing of motion and objects16. Douglas R.W. Wylie and Andrew N. Iwaniuk: Neural mechanisms underlying visual motion detection in birds17. Bart Krekelberg: Primate motion perceptionPart V. Visual attention18. Pierre Pouget, Jason Arita and Geoffrey F. Woodman: Primate visual attention: How studies of monkeys have shaped theories of selective visual processing19. Tom Zentall: Selective and divided attention in pigeons20. Joel Fagot: Visual cognition in baboons: Attention to the global and local stimulus propertiesPart VI. Different dimensions of visual perception21. Lawrence P. Morin: Circadian visual system of mammalsPart VII. Evolution of visual system22. Ann B. Butler: Evolution of the brain in vertebrates: Overview23. James K Bowmaker: Evolution of the vertebrate eye24. Toru Shimizu and Shigeru Watanabe: The avian visual system: Overview25. Hans-Joachim Bischof: Development of the visual system in birds and mammals26. Onur Gntrkn: Brain asymmetry in vertebratesShaun Vecera: PostscriptIndex