Visual Information Processing (Google eBook)

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Sal Soraci, Kimiyo Murata-Soraci
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - Psychology - 319 pages
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Visual information processing in humans with intellectual disabilities and in animals is presented, for conceptual and methodological reasons. Much of the evolutionary path of higher primate species has involved the development of sophisticated visual systems that interact with complex, higher-order cognitive processes. Key questions in cognitive science address the manner in which the environment is represented by the organism, and thus relate to how knowledge about the world is gleaned, with implications for theories of action and decision making. Finally, it has become apparent that the distinction between perceptual and cognitive processes is not always a clear one, and that these processes interact in critical ways in underlying complex behavioral repertoires.

Consistent with the emphasis in this series on individual differences, both typical and atypical development are explored here. Philosophical approaches to visualism are also presented. Chapters have import both for basic science and for the development of applications.

  

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Contents

Visual Factors in Cognitive Dysfunction and Enhancement in Alzheimers Disease
3
Exploring Visual Perception Abilities in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Assessment and Implications
35
Enhancing Performances of Individuals with Mental Retardation Manipulations of Visual Structure
81
Stimulus Overselectivity and Observing Behavior in Individuals with Mental Retardation
109
Arousal Modulation of Neonatal Visual Attention Implications for Development
125
Visual Processing Strengths in Down Syndrome A Case for Reading Instruction?
155
Visual Variability Discrimination
171
Animal Visual Processing
199
The Search for Relational Learning Capacity in Cebus Apella A Programmed Educational Approach
223
Visualism Philosophical Approaches
247
Visualism in Science
249
TechnologyTranscendence and Modernity
261
Alterity in Memory
287
Index
307
About the Contributors
315
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The Multiplicity of Visual Search Strategies in Pigeons
201

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About the author (2003)

SAL SORACI JR. is a cognitive scientist and director of the Human Factors Program at Tufts University. He is also an associate scientist at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Shriver Center.KIMIYO MURATA-SORACI is a Philosopher of Religion and Lecturer at Boston University.

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