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Computational Neuroscience of Vision

Computational Neuroscience of Vision

by Edmund T. Rolls, Gustavo Deco
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198524889

ISBN-13: 9780198524885

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The human visual system is so incredibly complex that any attempt to understand how the brain processes visual information necessitates a range of approaches, on a number of different levels. Neurophysiological studies, at the single neuron level are required. We need to bring in neuropsychological studies of brain damaged patients in order to understand what

Overview

The human visual system is so incredibly complex that any attempt to understand how the brain processes visual information necessitates a range of approaches, on a number of different levels. Neurophysiological studies, at the single neuron level are required. We need to bring in neuropsychological studies of brain damaged patients in order to understand what different parts of the visual system do, and what each part is needed for. Neuroimaging work can provide valuable information on the locations in the brain where these processes are taking place. Additionally required is an understanding of the biophysical and synaptic properties of neurons to see how the computing elements of the brain work. A knowledge of the anatomical and functional architecture of the cortex further enhances our understanding. Finally, neural computation methods can bring together the evidence to understand how the visual system actually works. Most of the books looking at the topic of vision tend to take a particular approach and exclude the work and data being obtained from studies adopting other approaches

This important new book from the eminent neuroscientist, Edmund Rolls (in collaboration with Gustavo Deco), is unique in combining all these approaches within a single volume to further our understanding of vision. This original approach enables a far more complete understanding of a very complex subject. This is a book which will be of great value to psychologists interested in vision and attentional processes, neuroscientists, and vision scientists

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198524885
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The primary visual cortex
3. Extrastriate visual areas
4. The parietal cortex
5. Inferior temporal cortical visual areas
6. Visual attentional mechanisms
7. Neural network models
8. Models of invariant object recognition
9. The cortical neurodynamics of visual attention - a model
10. Visual search: Attentional neurodynamics at work
11. A computational approach to the neuropsychology of visual attention
12. Outputs of visual processing
13. Principles and conclusions
Appendix A Introduction to linear algebra for neural networks
Appendix B Information theory
References
Index

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