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Perceiving in Depth

Ian P. Howard

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199764143
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949359 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764143.001.0001

Series: Oxford Psychology Series

Perceiving in Depth

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These three volumes provide the only detailed review of all aspects of perceiving the three-dimensional world. They deal with all the senses involved in depth perception, although the visual system receives the most extensive treatment. Volume 1 deals with basic mechanisms underlying depth perception. It starts with an outline of the history of visual science from the Greeks to the early 20th century. Psychophysical methods, analytic procedures, and sensory coding and the physiology of the primate visual system are reviewed. An account of the evolution of visual systems is followed by an account of the development of the neural mechanisms of the visual system, with emphasis on development of mechanisms of depth perception. A description of the normal development of sensory and motor functions in humans is followed by an account of how these functions, especially depth perception, are disrupted by visual deprivation in early infancy. The two final chapters provide accounts of visual optics, accommodation, and vergence eye movements.

Keywords: history of vision; visual physiology; visual development; visual deprivation; accommodation; vergence

Book.  672 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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Introduction in Perceiving in Depth

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Historical background in Perceiving in Depth

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Psychophysics and analysis in Perceiving in Depth

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Sensory coding in Perceiving in Depth

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