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How animals see the world : comparative behavior, biology, and evolution of vision

Author: Olga F Lazareva; Toru Shimizu; Edward A Wasserman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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The visual world of animals is highly diverse and often very different from that of humans. This book provides an extensive review of the latest behavioral and neurobiological research on animal  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olga F Lazareva; Toru Shimizu; Edward A Wasserman
ISBN: 9780195334654 0195334655
OCLC Number: 818721156
Description: ix, 548 p. : ill. (certaines en coul.)
Contents: Introduction ; Part I. Perceptual grouping and segmentation ; Chapter1: What birds see and what they don't ; William Hodos ; Part II. Luminance, contrast, and spatial and temporal resolution ; Chapter 2: Color vision in fish and other vertebrates ; Christa Neumeyer ; Chapter 3: Grouping and early visual processing in avian vision ; Robert Cook and Carl Erick Hagmann ; Chapter 4: Figure-ground segregation and object-based attention in birds ; Olga Lazareva and Edward Wasserman ; Chapter 5: Neurobiological foundations of figure-ground segregation in primates ; Hans Super ; Chapter 6: Illusory perception in animals: Observations and interpretations ; Edward Wasserman ; Chapter 7: Amodal completion and illusory perception in birds and primates ; Kazuo Fujita, Noriyuki Nakamura, Ayumi Sakai, Sota Watanabe, & Tomokazu Ushitani ; Chapter 8: Neurobiology of perception of illusory contours in animals ; Andreas Nieder ; Part III. Object perception and object recognition ; Chapter 9: How jumping spiders see the world ; Duane P Harland, Daiqin Li and Robert R Jackson ; Chapter 10: Visual discrimination by the honeybee (Apis mellifera) ; Adrian Horridge ; Chapter 11: Recognition by components: A birds' eye view ; Edward A. Wasserman and Irving Biederman ; Chapter 12: Birds' perception of depth and objects in pictures ; Marcia L. Spetch and Ronald G. Weisman ; Chapter 13: The recognition of rotated objects in animals ; Jessie J. Peissig and Tamara Goode ; Chapter 14: Neural mechanisms of object recognition in non-human primates ; Rufin Vogels ; Part IV. Motion perception ; Chapter 15: Avian visual processing of motion and objects ; Robert G. Cook and Matthew S. Murphy ; Chapter 16: Neural mechanisms underlying visual motion detection in birds ; Douglas R.W. Wylie and Andrew N. Iwaniuk ; Chapter 17: Primate motion perception ; Bart Krekelberg ; Part V. Visual attention ; Chapter 18: Primate visual attention: How studies of monkeys have shaped theories of selective visual processing ; Pierre Pouget, Jason Arita and Geoffrey F. Woodman ; Chapter 19: Selective and divided attention in pigeons ; Tom Zentall ; Chapter 20: Visual cognition in baboons: Attention to the global and local stimulus properties ; Joel Fagot ; Part VI. Different dimensions of visual perception ; Chapter 21: Circadian visual system of mammals ; awrence P. Morin ; Part VII. Evolution of visual system ; Chapter 22: Evolution of the brain in vertebrates: Overview ; Ann B. Butler ; Chapter 23: Evolution of the vertebrate eye ; James K Bowmaker ; Chapter 24: The avian visual system: Overview ; Toru Shimizu and Shigeru Watanabe ; Chapter 25: Development of the visual system in birds and mammals ; Hans-Joachim Bischof ; Chapter 26: Brain asymmetry in vertebrates ; Onur Gunturkun ; Postscript: Shaun Vecera ; Index
Responsibility: edited by Olga F. Lazareva, Toru Shimizu, Edward A. Wasserman.

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The book is fascinating reading for the specialist in perception and the cognitive neuroscientist. * J. A. Mather, CHOICE *

 
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