In the Minds Eye: Julian Hochberg on the Perception of Pictures, Films, and the World

Hardcover | January 18, 2007

EditorMary A. Peterson, Barbara Gillam, H. A. Sedgwick

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How can we best describe the processes by which we visually perceive our environment? Contemporary perceptual theory still lacks a coherent theoretical position that encompasses both the limitations on the information that can be retained from a single eye fixation and the abundant phenomenaland behavioral evidence for the perception of an extended and coherent world. As a result, many leading theorists and researchers in visual perception are turning with new or renewed interest to the work of Julian Hochberg. For over 50 years, in his own experimental research, in his detailed consideration of examples drawn from a wide range of visual experiences and activities, and most of all in his brilliant and sophisticated theoretical analyses, Hochberg has persistently engaged with the myriad problems inherentin working out the kind of coherent theoretical position the field currently lacks. The complexity of his thought and the wide range of areas into which Hochberg has pursued the solution to this central problem have, however, limited both the accessibility of his work and the appreciation of hisaccomplishment. In this volume we seek to bring the full range of Hochberg's work to the attention of a wider audience by offering a selection of his key works, many taken from out-of-print or relatively inaccessible sources. To facilitate the understanding of his accomplishment, and of what his work has to offerto contemporary researchers and theorists in visual perception, we include commentaries on salient aspects of his work by 20 noted researchers. In the Mind's Eye will be of interest to researchers working on topics such as perceptual organization, visual attention, space perception, motion perception, visual cognition, the relationship between perception and action, picture perception, and film, who are striving to obtain a deeperunderstanding of their own fields, and who want to integrate this understanding into a broader, unified view of visual perceptual processing.

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How can we best describe the processes by which we visually perceive our environment? Contemporary perceptual theory still lacks a coherent theoretical position that encompasses both the limitations on the information that can be retained from a single eye fixation and the abundant phenomenaland behavioral evidence for the perception o...

Mary Peterson is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona. Barbara Gillam is Scientia Professor at the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales. H.A. Sedgwick is an Associate Professor at the SUNY College of Optometry.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:656 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 1.5 inPublished:January 18, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Author List: Introduction. Section I: Selected Papers of Julian Hochberg. 1. Hochberg, C. B. and Hochberg, J. (1952). Familiar size and the perception of depth. Journal of Psychology, 34, 107-114.2. Hochberg, J. and McAlister, E. (1953). A quantitative approach to figural goodness. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 46, 361-364.3. Hochberg, J. and Beck, J. (1954). Apparent spatial arrangement and perceived brightness. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 47, 263-266.4. Hochberg, J. (1956). Perception: Toward the recovery of a definition. Psychological Review, 63, 400-405.5. Hochberg, J. (1962). The psychophysics of pictorial perception. Audio-Visual Communications Review, 10, 22-54.6. Hochberg, J. and Brooks, V. (1962). Pictorial recognition as an unlearned ability: A study of one childs performance. American Journal of Psychology, 75, 624-628.7. Hochberg, J. and Galper, R. E. (1967). Recognition of faces: I. An exploratory study. Psychonomic Science, 9, 619-620.8. Hochberg, J. (1968). In the mind's eye. Invited address read at the September 1966 meetings of the American Psychological Association, Division 3. In R.N. Haber (Ed.), Contemporary Theory and Research in Visual Perception. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 309-331.9. Hochberg, J. (1970). Attention, organization and consciousness. In D. Mostofsky (Ed.), Attention: Contemporary Theory and Analysis. NY: Appleton-Century, 99-124.10. Hochberg, J. (1970). Components of literacy: Speculations and exploratory research. In H. Levin and J. P. Williams (Eds.), Basic studies on reading. New York: Basic Books, 74-89.11. Hochberg, J. and Brooks, V. (1970). Reading as an intentional behavior. In H. Singer and R. B. Ruddell (Eds.), Theoretical models and processes of reading. Newark, Delaware: International Reading Association, 304-314.12. Hochberg, J. (1972). The representation of things and people. In E. H. Gombrich, J. Hochberg, and M. Black (Eds.), Art, perception and reality. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 47-94.13. Hochberg, J. (1974). Higher-order stimuli and inter-response coupling in the perception of the visual world. In R.B. MacLeod and H.L. Pick, Jr. (Eds.), Perception: Essays in Honor of James J. Gibson. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 17-39.14. Hochberg, J. and Brooks, V. (1978). Film cutting and visual momentum. In J. W. Senders, D. F. Fisher, and R. A. Monty (Eds.) Eye-movements and the higher psychological functions. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 293-313.15. Hochberg, J. (1980). Pictorial function and perceptual structures. In M. A. Hagen (Ed.), The perception of pictures. (Vol. 2, pp. 47-93). New York : Academic Press.16. Hochberg, J (1981). Levels of perceptual organization. In M. Kubovy and J. Pomerantz (Eds.), Perceptual organization. Hillsdale, N. J.: Lawence Erlbaum Associates, 255-278.17. Hochberg, J. (1982). How big is a stimulus? In J. Beck (ed.), Organization and Representation in Perception. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 191-217.18. Hochberg, J. (1983). Form perception: experience and explanations. In P.C. Dodwell and T. Caelli (Eds.), Figural synthesis, Hillsdale, NJ: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1-30.19. Hochberg, J. (1984). The perception of pictorial representations. Social Research, 51, 841-862.20. Hochberg, J. and Brooks, V. (1996). Movies in the Minds Eye. In D. Bordwell and N. Carroll (Eds.), Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 368-387.21. Looking Ahead (One Glance At a Time), Julian HochbergSection II. Commentaries on Julian Hochbergs Work. Overviews. 22. The Piecemeal, Constructive, and Schematic Nature of Perception23. Barbara Gillam: Hochberg: A Perceptual Psychologist Schematic Maps and Integration Across Glances. 24. James T. Enns and Erin Austen: Mental Schemata And The Limits Of Perception25. Mary M. Hayhoe: Integration of Visual Information across Saccades26. Helene Intraub: Scene Perception: The World Through a Window27. Daniel Reisberg: How Big Is A Stimulus? Learning About Imagery By Studying Perception28. Patricia R. DeLucia: How Big Is an Optical Invariant? Limits of Tau in Time-to-Contact Judgments29. Arien Mack: Hochberg And Inattentional BlindnessLocal Processing, Organization, And Perceptual Rules. 30. James Cutting: Framing The Rules Of Perception: Hochberg Vs. Galileo, Gestalts, Garner, And Gibson31. James T. Todd: On The Internal Consistency of Perceptual Organization32. James R. Pomerantz: Piecemeal Perception and Hochbergs Window: Grouping of Stimulus Elements over Distances33. Peter A. van der Helm: The resurrection of simplicity in vision34. Zygmunt Pizlo: Shape Constancy and Perceptual Simplicity: Hochberg's Fundamental Contributions35. Paul M Corballis: Constructing and Interpreting the World in the Cerebral Hemispheres36. Philip J. Kellman and Patrick Garrigan: egmentation, Grouping, and Shape: Some Hochbergian QuestionsPictures, Film, and Dance. 37. Daniel J. Simons and Daniel T. Levin: Ideas of Lasting Influence: Hochbergs anticipation of research on change blindness and motion picture perception38. Ed S. Tan: On The Cognitive Ecology Of The Cinema39. H.A. Sedgwick: Hochberg On The Perception Of Pictures And Of The World40. Jeremy Beer: Celebrating The Usefulness Of Pictorial Information In Visual Perception41. Dale S. Kopfler: Mental Structure in Experts Perception of Human MovementSection III. Julian Hochberg: Biography and Publications List. Photograph. Biography. Bibliography.

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"To anyone interested in perception in general, and how we view pictures and movies in particular, I highly recommend this book."--Perception