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Basic Vision

An Introduction to Visual Perception

Revised Edition

Robert Snowden, Peter Thompson, and Tom Troscianko

09 February 2012

ISBN: 9780199572021

424 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £49.99

Written by three authors with over 80 years of research and undergraduate teaching experience between them, this book leads you through the intricacies of visual processing, in an engaging conversational style.

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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 through the intricacies of visual processing, with full-colour illustrations on nearly every page.

  • Written to make visual perception interesting, accessible, and enjoyable to learn.
  • Boxes augment the text by either taking students deeper into the subject, or offering further explanations of key concepts, to ensure that the student develops a fully rounded understanding of the subject.
  • Full colour artwork conveys important principles in a visually stimulating way, enhancing the educational value of the text.
  • Absorbing and engaging writing style helps to motivate the student by drawing them into the subject rather than intimidating them.
  • Online Resource Centre features resources for both lecturers and students, enhancing the educational value of the text.

New to this edition

  • Coverage of how vision integrates with the other senses.
  • Increased content demonstrating how methods are applied in practice.
  • Learning features, both in-print and online, increase links between the book and the primary literature.
  • Enhanced presentation with improved design and new colour scheme.

Table of Contents

    0:A trailer to the book
    1:The first steps in seeing
    2:Signalling changes
    3:To the cortex
    4:Spatial vision
    5:Colour vision
    6:The perception of motion
    7:The third dimension
    8:The development of vision
    9:Attention and neglect
    10:The perception of faces
    11:Vision and action
    12:How we know it might be so...

Reviews

Review from previous edition This the best textbook I have come across that dedicates enough time and space to describing the underlying physiology of the visual system and why understanding these neural mechanisms is critical to understanding human visual perception... The "conversational" style is great for breaking down the barriers between student's apprehensions and the neuroscientific aspects of the field. - Nick Barraclough, Department of Psychology, University of Hull

I was very pleased to discover Basic Vision. The style is very engaging, and it covers all the main topics. The explanations are clear and generally well pitched for undergraduates. - Kielan Yarrow, Department of Psychology, City University

The book provides inspiration for anyone with an interest in perception. - Optische Fenomenen, Nov 2012

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