Use of visual information is used to augment our knowledge, decide on our actions, and keep track of our environment. Even with eyes closed, people can remember visual and spatial representations, manipulate them, and make decisions about them. The chapters in Volume 42 of Psychology of Learning and Motivation discuss the ways cognition interacts with visual processes and visual representations, with coverage of figure-ground assignment, spatial and visual working memory, object identification and visual search, spatial navigation, and visual attention.
Audience: Researchers and academics in cognitive science.
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Meet the Author
Brian H. Ross is a Professor of Psychology and of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research areas have included problem solving, complex learning, categorization, reasoning, memory, and mathematical modeling. He has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Institute of Education Sciences. Ross has been Editor-in-Chief of the journal Memory & Cognition, Chair of the Governing Board of the Psychonomic Society, and co-author of a textbook, Cognitive Psychology. He has held temporary leadership positions on the University of Illinois campus as Department Head of Psychology, Associate Dean of the Sciences, and Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Ross has degrees from Brown University (B.S., Honors in Psychology), Rutgers University (M.S. in Mathematical Statistics), Yale University (M.S. in Psychology), and Stanford University (PhD.). Ross has been Editor of The Psychology of Learning and Motivation since 2000.
David Irwin received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in
1983. He is a professor in the UIUC Department of Psychology and a part-time faculty member in the Beckman Institute Human
Perception and Performance Group. His fields of professional interest are visual perception, visual cognition, and psycholinguistics.
Honors and awards: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial
Foundation Fellowship; James McKeen Cattell Sabbatical
Contributors. M.A. Peterson and E.S. Grant, Memory and Learning in Figure-Ground Perception. R.H. Logie, Spatial and Visual Working Memory: A Mental Workspace. M.A. Chun, Scene Perception and Memory. R.F. Wang, Spatial Representations and Spatial Updating. J.J. Geng and M. Behrmann, Selective Visual Attention and Visual Search: Behavioral and Neural Mechanisms. P.G. Schyns, Categorizing and Perceiving Objects: Exploring a Continuum of Information Use. G. Humphreys and M.J. Riddoch, From Vision to Action, and Action to Vision: A Convergent Route Approach to Vision, Action and Attention. D.E. Irwin, Eye Movements and Visual Cognitive Suppression. D.J. Simons and D.T. Levin, What Makes Change Blindness Interesting?
Contents of Recent Volumes.