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Published: 13 October 2015

992 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780199686858

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The Oxford Handbook of Perceptual Organization

Edited by Johan Wagemans

Oxford Library of Psychology

  • A single comprehensive and authoritative volume on perceptual organization. Readers will know where to look for anything on perceptual organization.
  • Coherent and integrated: meaning the book can be used as a single volume or readers can dip in and out.
  • Broad coverage: In addition to traditional topics belonging to this topic (perceptual grouping, figure-ground organization, filling-in, completion, perceptual switching), readers also find unexpected topics perhaps (e.g., consciousness, face perception, individual differences). In addition to the visual modality, other modalities (e.g., audition, haptics) and crossmodal perceptual organization are covered as well.
  • Interdisciplinary: The dominant perspective is psychological but some chapters have also covered neural mechanisms, computational principles, and philosophical implications.
  • Theoretical and applied:Most chapters cover an extensive empirical literature, driven by the theoretical interest to understand the mechanisms behind perceptual organization. However, some chapters are explicitly focused on applications (e.g., camouflage, computer vision, design, art, sensory substitution devices).

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