Edited by Steven Yantis
Psychology Press – 2001 – 432 pages
Series: Key Readings In Cognition
Collects twenty five classic articles in visual perception, the articles span a century and include examples from disciplines that contribute to our current understanding of vision. Discussion questions and further reading suggestions follow.
"Yantis has collected a terrific sample of some of the best articles ever written about vision. They include classical writings by giants such as Helmholtz, Wertheimer, and Gibson, as well as modern contributions by pioneers like Marr, Shepard, and Treisman. Every serious student of vision should own this book … and know its contents cover to cover." -- Professor Stephen Palmer, University of California, Berkeley
Visual Perception: An Overview. Part I: Theoretical Perspectives. H. von Helmholtz, Concerning the Perceptions in General. W. Tanner and J. Swets, A Decision-Making Theory of Visual Detection. H. Barlow, Single Units and Sensation: A Neuron Doctrine for Perceptual Psychology? J. Gibson, The Theory of Information Pickup and its Consequences. D. Marr, The Philosophy and the Approach. Part II: Early Vision. L. Hurvich and D. Jamison, An Opponent-Process Theory of Color Vision. D. Hubel and T. Weisel, Receptive Fields and Functional Architecture of Monkey Striate Cortex. C. Blakemore and F. Campbell, On the Existence of Neurons in the Human Visual System Selectively Sensitive to the Orientation and Size of Retinal Images. S. Zeki, J. Watson, C. Lueck, K. Friston, C. Kennard, R. Frackowiak, A Direct Demonstration of Functional Specialization in Human Visual Cortex. W. Newsome, K. Britten, and J. Movshon, Neuronal Correlates of a Perceptual Decision. Part III: Perceptual Organization and Constancy. M. Wertheimer, Laws of Organization in Perceptual Forms. E. Rubin, Figure and Ground. L. Kaufman and I. Rock, The Moon Illusion. H. Wallach, Brightness Constancy and the Nature of Achromatic Colors. I. Rock, R. Nijhawan, S. Palmer, and L. Tudor, Grouping Based on Phenomenal Similarity of Achromatic Color. Part IV: Object and Spatial Vision. H. Lissauer, A Case of Visual Agnosia with a Contribution to Theory. M. Mishkin, L. Ungerleider, and K. Macko, Object Vision and Spatial Vision: Two Cortical Pathways. E. Adelson and J. Movshon, Phenomenal Coherence of Moving Visual Patterns. R. Shepard and J. Metzler, Mental Rotation of Three-Dimensional Objects. I. Biederman, Recognition-by-Components: A Theory of Human Image Understanding. Part V: Visual Attention and Awareness. A. Treisman and G. Gelade, A Feature-Integration Theory of Attention. K. O'Craven, B. Rosen, K. Kwong, A. Treisman, and R. Savoy, Voluntary Attention Modulates fMRI Activity in Human MT-MST. L. Weiskrantz, E. Warrington, M. Sanders, and J. Marshall, Visual Capacity in the Hemianopic Field Following a Restricted Occipital Ablation. D. Scheinberg and N. Logothetis, The Role of Temporal Cortical Areas in Perceptual Organization. Appendix: Reading Journal Articles in Cognition Psychology. Author Index. Subject Index. 6 Color Plates.