Spatial Vision

Paperback | August 1, 1990

byRussell L. DeValois, Karen K. DeValois

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This volume presents an integrated view of how we perceive the spatial relations in our visual world, covering anatomical, physiological, psychophysical, and perceptual aspects. The authors discuss the visual system primarily in terms of spatial frequency analysis using a linear systemsapproach. They review evidence supporting a local, patch-by-patch spatial frequency filtering of visual information rather than the global Fourier analysis other researchers have proposed. A separate chapter addresses the special issues surrounding color vision, and a brief, nonmathematicalintroduction to linear systems analysis is included for the uninitiated reader.

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This volume presents an integrated view of how we perceive the spatial relations in our visual world, covering anatomical, physiological, psychophysical, and perceptual aspects. The authors discuss the visual system primarily in terms of spatial frequency analysis using a linear systemsapproach. They review evidence supporting a loca...

Karen K. DeValois is at University of California, Berkeley.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:402 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.79 inPublished:August 1, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019506657X

ISBN - 13:9780195066579

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Table of Contents

1. Linear Systems Analysis2. Optics3. Retino-Geniculate Anatomy and Physiology4. Striate Cortex5. Contrast Sensitivity and Acuity6. Multiple Spatial-Frequency Channels7. Sensitivity to Color Variations8. Spatial Localization: Phase and Position9. Two-Dimensional Patterns10. Analysis of Three-Dimensionally-Varying Patterns11. Non-Linearities12. Why Localized Spatial Frequency Filtering?

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"This is an outstanding monograph on early vision, highly recommended for everyone seriously interested in the study of visual sensation, perception, and cognition. The wealth of lucidly presented knowledge and the quantity of highly important and sometimes unexpected results reviewed in thefirst nine chapters are very impressive. As a guide to a complex field of inquiry for the advanced student or researcher specialized in other fields of cognition, the monograph by Russell and Karen De Valois is to my knowledge unsurpassed. This is an outstanding piece of work and a gift for anyoneinterested in close encounters with spatial vision." --European Journal of Cognitive Psychology