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Readership: Intermediate and advanced level undergraduates of psychology and neuroscience. Also of interest to postgraduate students who require an accessible introduction to the field.
Review(s) from previous edition"This the best textbook I have come across that dedicates enough time and space to describing the underlying physiology of the visual system and why understanding these neural mechanisms is critical to understanding human visual perception... The "conversational" style is great for breaking down the barriers between student's apprehensions and the neuroscientific aspects of the field.
- Nick Barraclough, Department of Psychology, University of Hull
"I was very pleased to discover Basic Vision. The style is very engaging, and it covers all the main topics. The explanations are clear and generally well pitched for undergraduates." - Kielan Yarrow, Department of Psychology, City University
"The book provides inspiration for anyone with an interest in perception." - Optische Fenomenen, Nov 2012
0: A trailer to the book
1: The first steps in seeing
2: Signalling changes
3: To the cortex
4: Spatial vision
5: Colour vision
6: The perception of motion
7: The third dimension
8: The development of vision
9: Attention and neglect
10: The perception of faces
11: Vision and action
12: How we know it might be so...