Visual Stress

Hardcover | February 1, 1995

byArnold J. Wilkins

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This book provides the first general and unified theory of visual discomfort. The theory is based on the observation that people find certain visual stimuli uncomfortable, and that these same stimule induce seizures in patients with photosensitive epilepsy. The theory is applied to a varietyof everyday problems such as eye strain from reading, lighting, television and VDU terminals, and more generally from design. A variety of techniques for preventing and treating visual discomfort are described.

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This book provides the first general and unified theory of visual discomfort. The theory is based on the observation that people find certain visual stimuli uncomfortable, and that these same stimule induce seizures in patients with photosensitive epilepsy. The theory is applied to a varietyof everyday problems such as eye strain fro...

A. Wilkins is at MRC Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.67 inPublished:February 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019852174X

ISBN - 13:9780198521747

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Introduction1. Photosensitive epilepsy2. Illusions and headaches3. Strong stimulation4. Reading5. Lighting6. Electronic displays7. Design8. Colour as therapy9. Speculation10. Techniques for treatment

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`I enjoyed reading this book, and thought it valuable for several reasons ... anyone who lectures to psychology undergraduates and wants to provide some practial justification for talking about early visual processing will find plenty of supporting material here ... anyone who needs to takevision research out of the laboratory into the field ... will find the general approach and much of the detail stimulating ... the book reports a large amount of data, much of it with immediate, obvious, practical applications, which are sensibly and cautiously discussed ... the book represents asubstantial achievement in applied vision research.'John Harris, University of Reading, Perception, 1997, volume 26