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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Vision

ISBN: 978-0-631-21403-8
404 pages
June 2000, ©2000, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Vision begins by introducing the reader to the anatomy of the eye and visual cortex and then proceeds to discuss image and representation, face recognition, printed word recognition, visual sematic memory and visual attention and perception.
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Table of Contents

1. Early Vision.

2. From Local To Global Image Representation.

3. The Problem Of Visual Recognition.

4. Object Recognition.

5. Face Recognition.

6. Word Recognition.

7. Visual Attention.

8. Hemispatial Neglect.

9. Mental Imagery.

10. Visual Awareness.

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Author Information

Martha J. Farah is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a former Guggenheim Fellow and carries out research on higher cortical functions.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Introduces the concepts of the cognitive neuroscience of vision
  • Written by one of the leading contributors to the field of cognitive neuroscience
  • Highly illustrated with examples and case studies.
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"This is an outstanding overview of an exciting frontier of research on the mind. Farah has a gift for ingenious and original syntheses of complicated research topics, which makes this book an invaluable resource for anyone interested in how the brain lets us see," Steven Pinker, Professor, MIT, and author of How the Mind Works and Words and Rules

"Farah’s book gives a comprehensive account of the cognitive neuroscience of vision, filtered through the judgment and enlivened by the comments of one of its best-known contributors. An excellent and lively survey to interest and inform both students and researchers." Anne Treisman, Princeton University

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