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Active Vision: The Psychology of Looking and Seeing

Active Vision: The Psychology of Looking and Seeing

by John M. Findlay, Iain D. Gilchrist


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ISBN-13: 9780198524793
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/09/2003
Series: Oxford Psychology Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

University of Durham

University of Bristol

Table of Contents

1. Passive Vision and Active Vision
1.1. Introduction
1.2. Passive vision
1.3. Visual attention
1.4. Active vision
1.5. Active vision and vision for action
1.6. Investigative procedures
2. Background to Active Vision
2.1. The inhomogeneity of the visual projections
2.2. Parallel visual and oculomotor pathways
2.3. The oculomotor system
2.4. Saccadic eye movements
2.5. Summary
3. Visual Selection, Covert Attention and Eye Movements
3.1. Covert and overt attention
3.2. Covert spatial attention
3.3. The relationship between covert and overt attention
3.4. Speed of attention
3.5. Neurophysiology of attention
3.6. Non-spatial attention
3.7. Active vision and attention
3.8. Summary
4. Visual Orienting
4.1. Introduction
4.2. What determines the latency of orienting saccades?
4.3. Physiology of saccade attention
4.4. What determines the landing position of orienting saccades?
4.5. Physiology of the WHERE system
4.6. The Findlay and Walker model
4.7. Development and plasticity
5. Visual Sampling during Text Reading
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Basic patterns of visual sampling during reading
5.3. Perception during fixations in reading
5.4. Language processing
5.5. Control of fixation duration
5.6. Control of landing position
5.7. Theories of eye control
5.8. Practical aspects of eye control in reading
5.9. Overview
6. Visual Search
6.1. Visual search tasks
6.2. Theories of visual search
6.3. The need for eye movements in visual search
6.4. Eye movements in visual search
6.5. Ocular capture in visualsearch
6.6. Saccades in visual search: scanpaths
6.7. Physiology of visual search
6.8. Summary
7. Natural Scenes and Activities
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Analytic studies of scene and object perception
7.3. Dynamic scenes and situations
7.4. Summary
8. Human Neuropsychology
8.1. Blindsight
8.2. Neglect
8.3. Balint's syndrome and dorsal simultanagnosia
8.4. Frontal lobe damage
8.5. Orienting without eye movements
9. Space Constancy and Trans-saccadic Integration
9.1. The traditional approach: 'compensatory taking into account'
9.2. Trans-saccadic integration
9.3. Resolution of the conflicting results
9.4. Conclusion: the active vision cycle
9.5. Future directions

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