Visual Perception: An Introduction

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Subject index
Entries in boldface indicate chapter subsections
a
Abacus 8
Abducens nucleus 135
Aberrations of the eye 85 , 94
Absolute distance 160
Accommodation51 - 52
Accommodation:
ageing and 24 , 94 ;
convergence and 156 , 172 ;
as cue to distance 92 - 93 , 162 ;
far point 92 ;
mechanisms of 51 , 54 , 91 ;
near point 92
Action and recognition2 - 6
Action potential 105 - 106 , 117 - 118 , 281
Acuity 6 , 38 , 121 , 134 , 136 :
grating 99 - 100 ;
of newborn 24 ;
optics and 97 - 98 ;
patterns for measuring 99 - 100 ;
strabismus and 155 ;
threshold of 37 , 100 ;
vernier 99
Aerial perspective 175
Afferent feedback 207
Aftereffects 27 , 260 :
afterimages and 59 ;
of body rotation 213 ;
dissipation 139 ;
figural 76 , 79 ;
interocular transfer of 202 ;
motion 138 - 140 , 187 - 188 , 198 - 202 , 263 ;
spatial 27 , 140 , 202 ;
tilt 137 - 140 , 202
Afterimage 34 , 59 , 203 - 204 :
apparent size of 203 , 222 ;
coloured 67 , 205 ;
fragmentation 205 ;
long lasting 59 ;
motion 203 , 207 ;
negative 67 , 203
Alberti's window 45 , 48 , 247 , 250
Algorithms 7 - 8 , 253
Allusion to depth 28 , 45 - 47 , 238 , 247
Alphanumeric symbols 84 , 235
Amacrine cell 107 , 114 - 115 , 117
Ambient illumination 225 - 226
Ambiguity 5 - 6 , 87 , 231 :
depth 29 ;
pictorial 248 ;
retinal 220 , 225
Amblyopia 97
Ames room 222 - 223
Anaglyphs 169
Analytic introspection 71 - 74 , 260
Angular accelerations 213
Animal behaviour 58 , 266
Animal language 236 - 237
Animal perception 1 , 9 , 20 - 22 , 213 , 236 , 259
Aniseikonia 94
Aperture problem 190 - 191
Apparent distance 161 , 175 , 222 , 226
Apparent motion 75 , 179 , 186 , 188 , 192 :
apparent depth and 210 - 211 ;
longrange 201 ;
short-range 199 , 201
Apparent self movement 194 - 195 , 200 , 213 - 214
Apparent size 27 , 67 , 220 :
of afterimage 222
Apperception 71
Aqueous humour 90
Art:
cave 246 ;
Greek 45 ;
of photography 169 ;
Pointilliste 124 , 126 ;
and representation 43 - 48 , 238 , 259 ;
science and 45 , 52 ;
vision and 33 , 43 , 238 , 259
Artefacts 2
Artificial intelligence 10
Associationism 65
Astigmatism 95
Atomism 75
Atoms 19 , 36
Attention 71 , 83 , 92 , 198
Aubert-Fleischl effect 208
Auditory cortex 58
Autokinetic phenomenon 161 , 186 - 187
Automata 9
Autostereogram 169 , 172

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Visual Perception: An Introduction
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface to First Edition ix
  • Preface to Second Edition xi
  • 1 - Understanding Visual Perception 1
  • 2 - The Heritage 32
  • 3 - Light and the Eye 85
  • 4 - Location 143
  • 5 - Motion 178
  • 6 - Recognition 215
  • 7 - Representations and Vision 236
  • 8 - Summary and Conclusions 259
  • References 267
  • Name Index 277
  • Subject Index 281
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