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How Vision Works: The Physiological Mechanisms Behind What We See

Nigel Daw


This book covers all aspects of vision—the overall organization, lightness, color, motion, depth, objects and faces, control of eye movements, adaptation and aftereffects, attention, visual memory, and circadian rhythms and pupillary reflex. Each chapter starts with the psychological phenomena of the aspect of vision involved, followed by where in the system that aspect is dealt with, then the properties of the cells in the relevant areas, and deficits found in humans and macaque monkeys after lesions of those areas. Selected references are given to both the original work in the area and to th ... More

Keywords: lightness, color, motion, depth, objects and faces, eye movements, adaptation, attention, visual memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199751617
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751617.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nigel Daw, author
Yale School of Medicine