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Eye and brain : the psychology of seeing /

By: Series: Princeton science libraryPublication details: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1997.Edition: 5th edDescription: ix, 277 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cmISBN:
  • 0691048401
  • 9780691048406
  • 0691048371
  • 9780691048376
  • 0198524234
  • 9780198524236
  • 0198524129
  • 9780198524120
  • 9780691165165
  • 0691165165
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Contents:
Visions of vision -- Light -- Eye -- Brain -- Seeing brightness -- Seeing movement -- Seeing colours -- Learning how to see -- Realities of art -- Illusions -- Speculations.
Summary: Since the publication of the first edition in 1966, Eye and Brain has established itself worldwide as an essential introduction to the basic phenomena of visual perception. Richard Gregory offers clear explanations of how we see brightness, movement, color, and objects, and he explores the phenomena of visual illusions to establish principles about how perception normally works and why it sometimes fails. Although successive editions have incorporated new discoveries and ideas, this is the first time that Richard Gregory has completely revised and updated the text, adding more than thirty new illustrations. The phenomena of illusion continue to be a major theme in the book, in which the author makes a new attempt to provide a comprehensive classification system. There are also new sections on what babies see and how they learn to see, on motion perception, and tantalizing glimpses of the relationship between vision and consciousness and of the impact of new brain imaging techniques. In addition, the presentation of the text and illustrations has been improved by the larger format and new page design. The thousands of readers of the previous editions of Eye and Brain will find this new revised edition even more attractive and enthralling. -- Back cover.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-268) and index.

Visions of vision -- Light -- Eye -- Brain -- Seeing brightness -- Seeing movement -- Seeing colours -- Learning how to see -- Realities of art -- Illusions -- Speculations.

Since the publication of the first edition in 1966, Eye and Brain has established itself worldwide as an essential introduction to the basic phenomena of visual perception. Richard Gregory offers clear explanations of how we see brightness, movement, color, and objects, and he explores the phenomena of visual illusions to establish principles about how perception normally works and why it sometimes fails. Although successive editions have incorporated new discoveries and ideas, this is the first time that Richard Gregory has completely revised and updated the text, adding more than thirty new illustrations. The phenomena of illusion continue to be a major theme in the book, in which the author makes a new attempt to provide a comprehensive classification system. There are also new sections on what babies see and how they learn to see, on motion perception, and tantalizing glimpses of the relationship between vision and consciousness and of the impact of new brain imaging techniques. In addition, the presentation of the text and illustrations has been improved by the larger format and new page design. The thousands of readers of the previous editions of Eye and Brain will find this new revised edition even more attractive and enthralling. -- Back cover.

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