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How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Olga F. Lazareva, Toru Shimizu, and Edward A. Wasserman

Abstract

The visual world of animals is highly diverse and often very different from the world that we humans take for granted. This book provides an extensive review of the latest behavioral and neurobiological research on animal vision, highlighting fascinating species similarities and differences in visual processing. It contains twenty-six chapters about a variety of species including: honeybees, spiders, fish, birds, and primates. The chapters are divided into six sections: perceptual grouping and segmentation, object perception and object recognition, motion perception, visual attention, differen ... More

Keywords: animal vision, honeybees, spiders, fish, birds, primates, perceptual grouping, segmentation, object perception

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195334654
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Olga F. Lazareva, editor
Drake University

Toru Shimizu, editor
University of South Florida

Edward A. Wasserman, editor
University of Iowa

Contents

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Front Matter

Part I Perceptual Groupings and Segmentation

Part II Object Perception and Object Recognition

Part III Motion Perception

Part IV Visual Attention

Part V Different Dimensions of Visual Perception

Part Vi Evolution of Visual System

Postscript

End Matter