Vision Science: Photons to Phenomenology

Hardcover | April 14, 1999

byStephen E. Palmer

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This book revolutionizes how vision can be taught to undergraduate and graduate students in cognitive science, psychology, and optometry. It is the first comprehensive textbook on vision to reflect the integrated computational approach of modern research scientists. This new interdisciplinary approach, called "vision science," integrates psychological, computational, and neuroscientific perspectives.

The book covers all major topics related to vision, from early neural processing of image structure in the retina to high-level visual attention, memory, imagery, and awareness. The presentation throughout is theoretically sophisticated yet requires minimal knowledge of mathematics. There is also an extensive glossary, as well as appendices on psychophysical methods, connectionist modeling, and color technology. The book will serve not only as a comprehensive textbook on vision, but also as a valuable reference for researchers in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, optometry, and philosophy.

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This text presents the relatively new discipline of ‘vision science,’ which combines psychology, computers and neuroscience in its approach to the teaching and understanding of the concept of human sight. Vision Science will interest students of cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience and optometry. This book presents the informati...

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This book revolutionizes how vision can be taught to undergraduate and graduate students in cognitive science, psychology, and optometry. It is the first comprehensive textbook on vision to reflect the integrated computational approach of modern research scientists. This new interdisciplinary approach, called "vision science," integrat...

Stephen E. Palmer is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Institute of Cognitive Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:832 pages, 10 × 8.5 × 1.38 inPublished:April 14, 1999Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0262161834

ISBN - 13:9780262161831

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This text presents the relatively new discipline of ‘vision science,’ which combines psychology, computers and neuroscience in its approach to the teaching and understanding of the concept of human sight. Vision Science will interest students of cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience and optometry. This book presents the information in a clear and accessible way and doesn’t require an understanding of a great deal of math. Stephen E. Palmer includes a valuable glossary and appendices on colour, psychophysical methods and connectionist modelling.

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This is a monumental work, covering a wide range of topics, both classical findings and recent approaches on the frontiers of research.