Perceptual Expertise: Bridging Brain and Behavior

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

EditorDaniel Bub, Michael J. Tarr, Isabel Gauthier

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This book presents a comprehensive survey of perceptual expertise in visual object recognition, and introduces a novel collaborative model, codified as the "Perceptual Expertise Network" (PEN). This unique group effort is focused on delineating the domain-general principles of high-levelvisual learning that can account for how different object categories are processed and come to be associated with spatially localized activity in the primate brain. PEN's approach brings together different traditions and techniques to address questions such as how expertise develops, whether thereare different kinds of experts, whether some disorders such as autism or prosopagnosia can be understood as a lack or loss of expertise, and how conceptual and perceptual information interact when experts recognize and categorize objects. The research and results that have been generated by thesequestions are presented here, along with a variety of other questions, background information, and extant issues that have emerged from recent studies, making this book a complete overview on the topic.

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This book presents a comprehensive survey of perceptual expertise in visual object recognition, and introduces a novel collaborative model, codified as the "Perceptual Expertise Network" (PEN). This unique group effort is focused on delineating the domain-general principles of high-levelvisual learning that can account for how differen...

Daniel Bub is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria. Michael Tarr is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences at Brown University. Isabel Gauthier is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Vand...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019530960X

ISBN - 13:9780195309607

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