The Visual Neurosciences

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John Simon Werner, Leo M. Chalupa
MIT Press, 2004 - Medical - 1694 pages

An essential reference book for visual science.

Visual science is the model system for neuroscience, its findings relevant to all other areas. This massive collection of papers by leading researchers in the field will become an essential reference for researchers and students in visual neuroscience, and will be of importance to researchers and professionals in other disciplines, including molecular and cellular biology, cognitive science, ophthalmology, psychology, computer science, optometry, and education.

Over 100 chapters cover the entire field of visual neuroscience, from its historical foundations to the latest research and findings in molecular mechanisms and network modeling. The book is organized by topic--different sections cover such subjects as the history of vision science; developmental processes; retinal mechanisms and processes; organization of visual pathways; subcortical processing; processing in the primary visual cortex; detection and sampling; brightness and color; form, shape, and object recognition; motion, depth, and spatial relationships; eye movements; attention and cognition; and theoretical and computational perspectives. The list of contributors includes leading international researchers in visual science.

 

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Contents

Preface
xiii
ORGANIZATION OF VISUAL PATHWAYS 479
xiv
Brightness and Lightness Adriana Fiorentini
881
Color Appearance Kenneth Knoblauch and Steven K Slievell
892
Chromatic Discrimination Joel Pokorny and Vivianne C Smith
908
The Role of Color in Spatial Vision Karen K De Valois i
924
PatternSelective Adaptation in Color and Form Perception
936
Color Constancy David H Bminard
948
Stercopsis Clifton M Schor
1300
Binocular Rivalry Randolph Blake
1313
Sensorimotor Transformation in the Posterior Parietal Cortex Hansjbrg Scherberger and Richard A Andersen
1324
EYE MOVEMENTS
1337
Gaze Control under Natural Conditions Robert M Steinman
1339
Eye Movements in Daily Life Michael F Ijand
1357
Selection of Targets for Saccadic Eye Movements Jeffrey I Sckall
1369
Visual Perception during Saccades David C Bun and M Concetto Morrone
1391

Comparative Color Vision Gerald H Jacobs
962
Molecular Genetics of Human Color Vision and Color Vision Defects Maureen Neitz and Jay Neitz
974
Linking Retinal Circuits to Color Opponency David J Calkins
989
Neural Coding of Color Russell L De Valois
1003
The Processing of Color in Extrastriate Cortex Karl R Gegenjurtner and Daniel C Kiper
1017
Improbable Areas in Color Vision Semir eti
1029
FORM SHAPE AND OBJECT RECOGNITION
1041
Spatial Scale in Visual Processing Robert F Hess 104
1043
Spatial Channels in Vision and Spatial Pooling Hugh R Wilson and Frances Wilkinson
1060
Contour Integration and the Lateral Connections of VI Neurons David J Field and Anthony Hayes
1069
Shape Dimensions and Object Primitives Charles E Connor
1080
Shape and Shading Jan J Koenderink and Andrea J van Doom
1090
Visual Perception of Texture Michael S bandy and Norma Graham
1106
Visual Segmentation and Illusory Contours Robert Shapley Nova Rubin and DarioRingach
1119
Image Parsing Mechanisms of the Visual Cortex Riidiger ion der Heydt
1139
Inferotemporal Response Properties Keiji Tanaka
1151
Invariant Object and Face Recognition Edmund T Rolls
1165
Evidence from fMRI Nancy Kanwisher
1179
MOTION DEPTH AND SPATIAL RELATIONS
1191
Motion Processing and the Link to Perception Kenneth H Britten
1203
Color Cues for Motion Detection and Interpretation Karen R Dobdm and Thomas D Albright
1217
Functional Mapping of Motion Regions Guy A Orban and Wim Vanduffel
1229
Optic Flow William H Warren il
1247
The Cortical Analysis of Optic Flow Charles J Duff
1260
The Perceptual Organization of Depth Roland Fleming and Barton L Anderson
1284
Recent Advances Stephen J Heinen and Edward L Keller
1402
Neural Control of Vergence Eye Movements Lawrence E Mays
1415
The Primate Frontal Eye Field Charles J Bruce Harriet R Friedman Michael S Kraus and Gregory B Stanton 428
1428
Changing Views of the Role of Superior Colliculus in the Control of Gaze JVecrajJ Gandhi and David L Sparks
1449
Implications
1466
100 Visual Perception and Cognition in Honeybees Shaowtt hang
1501
A Neural Basis for Human Visual Attention Sabine Kastner
1514
Neural and Behavioral Measures of Change Detection Daniel J Simons
1524
The Role of Attention in Visual Cerebral Cortex John H R Maunsell
1538
Volition and the Prefrontal Cortex Earl K Miller
1546
THEORETICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL
1561
Gcstalt Factors in the Visual Neurosciences Loihar Spillmann
1573
Neural Mechanisms of Natural Scene Perception Jack L Gallant
1590
Principles of Image Representation in Visual Cortex Bruno A Olshausen
1603
Local Analysis of Visual Motion Eero F Simonocelti
1616
Visual Boundaries and Surfaces Stephen Grossberg
1624
The Talc of the Standard Model
1640
Synchrony Oscillations and Relational Codes Wolf Singer
1665
The Neuronal Basis of Visual Consciousness Chrislof Koch
1682
List of Contributors CI
95
Neural Limitations on Visual Development in Primates Lynne Kiorpes
159
Development of Spatial Selectivity and Response Timing in Humans
171
Index 11
194
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John S. Werner is Professor in the Department of Ophthalmalogy and the Section of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at the University of California, Davis.

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