Visual Pattern Analyzers by Norma Van Surdam GrahamVisual Pattern Analyzers by Norma Van Surdam Graham

Visual Pattern Analyzers

byNorma Van Surdam Graham

Paperback | August 15, 2001

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The visual system must extract from the light that falls on the retina meaningful information about what is where in our environment. At an early stage it analyzes the incoming sensory data along many dimensions of pattern vision, e.g. spatial frequency, orientation, velocity, eye-of-origin.Visual Pattern Analyzers provides a definitive account of current knowledge about this stage of visual processing. Nowhere else can such a comprehensive summarty of the lower level pattern analyzers be found. The book's emphasis is on psychophysical experiments measuring the detection andidentification of near-threshold patterns -- and the mathematical models, such as multidimensional signal-detection theory, used to draw inferences from such experimental results -- but neurophysiological evidence is presented and compared critically to the psychophysical evidence. Introductorymaterial on psychophysical methods, signal detection theory, and the mathematics of Fourier analysis is given in order to make the book more accessible to all who are interested in the lower or higher levels of visual perception. This volume will be of great value to researchers and graduatestudents in the fields of vision and perception. Within the scientific community there is wide interest in the visual system, and the book will be of use to investigators in many fields, including psychophysics, neuroscience, ophthalmology and optics, computer science, and cognitive and experimentalpsychology.
Norma Van Surdam Graham is at Columbia University.
Title:Visual Pattern AnalyzersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:662 pages, 9.02 × 5.91 × 1.18 inPublished:August 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195148355

ISBN - 13:9780195148350

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Table of Contents

PART I: Introduction1. Neurophysiology and Psychophysics2. Some MathematicsPART II: Adaption3. Models of Selective EffectsPART III: Summation4. Models for Far-Apart Values5. Far-Apart Values on Spatial Dimensions6. Close Values on Spatial DimensionsPART IV: Uncertainty7. Extrinsic Uncertainty and Summation Revisited8. Intrinsic Uncertainty and Transducer FunctionsPART V: Identification9. Discrimination10. Three More Paradigms and Transducer FunctionsPART VI: Multiple Dimensions11. Some General Considerations12. Results of Analyzer-Revealing Experiments13. Results of Parametric ExperimentsAppendixpilogueAssumptions According to Function in Multiple-Analyzers ModelsDefinitions of Assumptions in Sequential OrderReferencesIndex of AssumptionsIndex

Editorial Reviews

"Many psychologists and mathematical psychologists are already familiar with Norma Graham's 1989 treatise. This book is now available in a paperback version. . . . This volume is a 'must read' book for researchers in visual science."--Telegraphic Reviews