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Basic Vision: An Introduction to Visual Perception

Product code : 1595497940

by Robert Snowden (Author), Peter Thompson (Author), Tom Troscianko (Author)


    Why do things look blurry underwater? Why do people drive too fast in fog? How do you high-pass filter a cup of tea? What have mixer taps to do with colour vision?

    Basic Vision: An Introduction to Visual Perception demystifies the processes through which we see the world. Written by three authors with over 80 years of research and undergraduate teaching experience between them, it leads the reader step-by-step through the intricacies of visual processing, with full-colour illustrations on nearly every page. The writing style captures the excitement of recent research in neuroscience that has transformed our understanding of visual processing, but
    delivers it with a humour that keeps the reader enthused, rather than bemused.

    The book takes us through the various elements that come together as our perception of the world around us: the perception of size, colour, motion, and three-dimensional space. It illustrates the intricacy of the visual system, discussing its development during infancy, and revealing how the brain can get it wrong, either as a result of brain damage, through which the network of processes become compromised, or through illusion, where the brain compensates for mixed messages by seeing what it
    thinks should be there, rather than conveying the reality. The book also demonstrates the importance of contemporary techniques and methodology, and neuroscience-based techniques in particular, in driving forward our understanding of the visual system.

    Online Resource Centre
    The Online Resource Centre to accompany Basic Vision features:

    For registered adopters:
    Figures from the book available to download, to facilitate lecture preparation.
    Test bank of multiple choice questions - a readily available tool for either formative or summative assessment.
    A Journal Club, with questions to lead students through key research articles that relate to topics covered in the book.

    For students:
    Annotated web links, giving students ready access to these additional learning resources.

    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 21205 KB
    • Print Length: 424 pages
    • Publisher: OUP Oxford; Revised edition (9 Feb. 2012)
    • Language: English

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