The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions

Hardcover | April 4, 2017

EditorArthur G. Shapiro, Dejan Todorovic

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Visual illusions cut across academic divides and popular interests: on the one hand, illusions provide entertainment as curious tricks of the eye; on the other hand, scientific research related to illusory phenomena has given generations of scientists and artists deep insights into the brainand principles of mind and consciousness. Numerous thinkers (including Aristotle, Descartes, Da Vinci, Escher, Goethe, Galileo, Helmholtz, Maxwell, Newton, and Wittgenstein) have been lured by the apparent simplicity of illusions and the promise that illusory phenomena can elucidate the puzzlingrelationship between the physical world and our perceptual reality. Over the past thirty years, advances in imaging and electrophysiology has dramatically expanded the range of illusions and enabled new forms of analysis, thereby creating new and exciting ways to consider how the brain constructsour perceptual world.The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions is a collection of over one hundred chapters about illusions, displayed and discussed by the researchers who invented and conducted research on the illusions. Chapters include full-color images, associated videos, and extensive references. The book isdivided into eleven sections: first, a presentation of general history and viewpoints on illusions, followed by sections on geometric, color, motion, space, faces, and cross-category illusions. The book will be of interest to vision scientists, neuroscientists, psychologists, physicists,philosophers, artists, designers, advertisers, and educators curious about applied aspects of visual perception and the brain.

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Visual illusions cut across academic divides and popular interests: on the one hand, illusions provide entertainment as curious tricks of the eye; on the other hand, scientific research related to illusory phenomena has given generations of scientists and artists deep insights into the brainand principles of mind and consciousness. Num...

Arthur Shapiro, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at American University, Washington, D.C. Dejan Todorovic, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Belgrade University, Belgrade, Serbia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:880 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019979460X

ISBN - 13:9780199794607

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"This compendium is simply and straightforwardly the ultimate visual illusion encyclopaedia. Its amazing number of contributions span over theoretical and empirical data, and classical to recently created illusions, from ecological (slant perception) to sophisticated. It encompasses all fieldsrelated to illusion. All the international masters and specialists of visual illusions contributed to this unique collection. One of its prominent features is its honest openness and multifaceted look at illusions, providing multiple levels and multiple accounts for visual illusions, which I wouldconsider stimulating and enriching for both specialists and students." --Yves Rossetti, MD, PhD, Professor of Physiology, Lyon Neuroscience Research Center and Lyon School of Medicine