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...
Robert Snowden is a Professor in the School of Psychology, Cardiff University, where his research spans visual perception, attention, and abnormal psychology. Peter Thompson is Senior Lecturer in Visual Psychophysics in the Department of Psychology, University of York where his research examines the perception of motion and speed. Tom Troscianko is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol where his research explores perception, cognition, and action.
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 *