Vision Research: A Practical Guide to Laboratory Methods

Hardcover | November 1, 1998

EditorRoger Carpenter, John Robson

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Vision research is one of the largest and most active areas within brain research. Psychologists, neuroscientists, opthamologists and optometrists, computer scientists, and engineers all have an interest in the practical side of the subject. Vision Research is a clear and comprehensivelaboratory manual providing all the detailed practical information needed to undertake vision research. Spanning methods used across the breadth of vision research, this book provides detailed protocols and advice on experimental techniques and procedures, as well as useful background information.It covers the choice and use of modern light sources and optical components, with particular consideration of how to generate specified colours, and the creation and presentation of images, with special emphasis on up-to-date computer techniques. It also deals with the design of psychophysicalexperiments, and the particular problems posed by working with children and with animals. Finally, it provides a thorough coverage of all types of physiological measurement: of ERG and evoked potentials, and the measurement of accommodation, eye movements, and pupil diameter. Here are the "tricks ofthe trade" of vision research, from some if its leading practitioners, of a kind that cannot be found in published papers and are often only acquired through apprenticeship and a life-time of personal experience. Accessibly written for those with little background in optics and electronics, thisbook will be essential for students undertaking practical vision research for the first time. Clinical researchers and experienced researchers in other fields wishing to learn about and use vision research techniques will also find it extremely useful. An essential resource in every vision researchlaboratory.

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Vision research is one of the largest and most active areas within brain research. Psychologists, neuroscientists, opthamologists and optometrists, computer scientists, and engineers all have an interest in the practical side of the subject. Vision Research is a clear and comprehensivelaboratory manual providing all the detailed practi...

Dr John Robson and Dr Roger Carpenter are based at the Department of Physiology at the University of Cambridge.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:340 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.87 inPublished:November 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019852319X

ISBN - 13:9780198523192

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Table of Contents

1. Walter Makous: Optics and photometry2. John Robson: Light sources3. T. Robson: Visual stimulus generation and computers4. J. Mollon: Specifying, generating, and measuring colours5. B. Farrell and D. Pelli: Psychophysical methods6. R. Blake: The behavioural analysis of animal vision7. J. Atkinson and O. Braddick: Research methods in infant vision8. H. Spekreijse and F. Reimslag: Gross potential recording methods in ophthalmology9. H. Collewijn: Eye movement recording10. S Judge: Techniques for the dynamic measurement of accommodation and pupil size

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"...it is an unprecedented source of basic information and will be an asset to many vision scientists, whether involved at undergraduate level or in frontline research on the visual system." Brain, 1999