Theories of Visual Perception

Theories of Visual Perception

by Ian E. Gordon


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Theories of Visual Perception by Ian E. Gordon

A review of seven major theoretical approaches to the problem of explaining vision. This book examines the following theories: psychophysics and the nature of sensory thresholds; Gestalt theory; probabilistic functionalism; neurophysiological theories; empiricism; the theory of direct perception; and the computational approach to vision.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471968252
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/28/1997
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.74(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Theories of Visual Perception.
Psychophysics and the Concept of the Threshold.
The Gestalt Theory.
Brunswik's Probabilistic Functionalism.
The Neurophysiological Approach to Visual Perception.
Empiricism: Perception as a Constructive Process.
Direct Perception and Ecological Optics: The Work of J.J.
Marr's Computational Approach to Visual Perception.
Overview and Conclusions.

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