High-level Motion Processing: Computational, Neurobiological, and Psychophysical Perspectives

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Takeo Watanabe
MIT Press, 1998 - Computers - 417 pages
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"Takeo Watanabe's collection of essays brings together a fascinating variety of theoretical, experimental and historical information about this important and rapidly developing topic."
-- Horace Barlow, Department of Physiology, University of Cambridge Motion perception is fundamental to survival. Until recently, research on motion perception emphasized such basic aspects of motion as sampling and filtering. In the past decade, however, the emphasis has gradually shifted to higher-level motion processing--i.e., processing that takes place not only in the primary visual cortex but also in the "higher" or more complicated parts of the brain. The contributors to this book focus on such key aspects of motion processing as interaction and integration between locally measured motion units, structure from motion, heading in an optical flow, and second-order motion. They also discuss the interaction of motion processing with other high-level visual functions such as surface representation and attention.

The book is divided into three sections: (1) interactive aspects of motion, (2) motion coherence and grouping, and (3) heading and structure from motion. Each section begins with computational aspects, proceeds to the neuropsychological/neurophysiological, and ends with the psychophysical.

Contributors: Thomas D. Albright, Don Beinfang, Patrick Cavanagh, Karen R. Dobkins, Stephen Grossberg, Norberto M. Grzywacz, Ellen C. Hildreth, Marjorie LeMay, Zhong-Lin Lu, Satoru Miyauchi, Ken Nakayama, Constance S. Royden, Takao Sato, George Sperling, Keiji Tanaka, James T. Todd, Peter Tse, William R. Uttal, Lucia M. Vaina, William H. Warren, Jr., TakeoWatanabe, Edward Wolpow, Alan L. Yuile.


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How Is a Moving Target Continuously Tracked behind
The Influence of Chromatic Information on Visual Motion
Relations to Low and HighLevel Motion Processes
A Systems Analysis of Visual Motion Perception
Motion Coherence and Grouping
The Role of Parsing in HighLevel Motion Processing
Heading and Structure from Motion
Representation of Visual Motion in the Extrastriate Visual
The State of Flow
Theoretical and Biological Limitations on the Visual Perception
Some Questions Some Answers Some Speculations Some
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