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In recent years, there have been many advances in the understanding of how we see. This text provides a current, well-balanced account of the workings of the visual system by integrating new scientific developments within a framework of established theories and concepts. The book addresses topics such as image formation, visual development, and object recognition within a context both traditional and cutting-edge. The author, accounting for the challenge of digesting such a wealth of information, reinforces the reader's understanding by including a "key points" section at the end of every chapter. This comprehensive text is an ideal source of information on the visual system for undergraduates as well as graduate students.
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In recent years there has been a host of new advances in our understanding of how we see. This text provides a current, well-balanced account of the workings of the visual system, addressing such topics as image formation, visual development and object recognition.Review:
'The book has many attractions. In a lively and enthusiastic way the author takes us on a journey of fascinating discoveries artfully woven together ... The writing is lucid, succinct, thoughtful and highly informative ... I highly recommend this book for use in advanced undergraduate and graduate classes ... The book deserves a place on the shelf of everyone interested in the current state of vision research and in the paths the field of vision research might take in the near future.' Lothar Spillmann, Trends in Neuroscience
'... if you are looking for a brief, wide-ranging introductory text on vision then this book fits the bill.' Mark Scase, Bulletin of the Applied Vision Association
'... an up to date textbook.' New Scientist
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Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Ex-library copy with usual markings. Seller Inventory # mon0001982990