The Developing Visual Brain

Paperback | May 1, 2002

byJanette Atkinson

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One of the most dramatic areas of development in early human life is that of vision. Whereas vision plays a relatively minor role in the world of the newborn infant, by 6 months it has assumed the position as a dominant sense and forms the basis of later perceptual, cognitive, and socialdevelopment.From a world leader in the study of visual development in human infants comes a major new work, condensing a lifetime of work in this area - The developing visual brain. Drawing on over 20 years of cutting edge research in the Visual Develoment Units in Cambridge and University College London, thebook provides the definitive account of what we know about the developing visual system, and the problems that can occur during development. The book reviews, evaluates, and sets in context the exciting progress being made in this area, and additionally suggests new areas for research.Written to be accessible for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers in psychology, the neurosciences, optometry, and visual science, The developing visual brain represents an important new addition to the literature on vision.

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One of the most dramatic areas of development in early human life is that of vision. Whereas vision plays a relatively minor role in the world of the newborn infant, by 6 months it has assumed the position as a dominant sense and forms the basis of later perceptual, cognitive, and socialdevelopment.From a world leader in the study of v...

Professor Jan Atkinson has been at the forefront of vision research for the past 25 years. As Head of the Visual Development Units at Cambridge and University College London, she has made the study of the developing visual system very much her own field.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.56 inPublished:May 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198525990

ISBN - 13:9780198525998

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Table of Contents

1. Background context2. Paediatric vision testing3. Models of visual development4. Newborn vision5. Development optics - refraction and focusing or accommodation6. Functional onset of specific cortical modules7. Development of integration ('binding') and segmentation processes leading to object perception8. The interlinked approach to development of attention and action9. Plasticity in visual development10. Concluding remarksReferencesIndex

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`"Enthusiasm, boundless energy, breadth and depth of knowledge, creativity of ideas, and enormous scientific productivity - these are characteristics that come to mind when one thinks of Janette Atkinson. These characteristics are also descriptive of Atkinson's new book, The Developing visualbrain ... The book is a unique piece of work ... I would definitely recommend The Developing Visual Brain to individuals interested in the visual development of human infants."'Perception