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Theories of visual perception

Author: Ian E Gordon
Publisher: Hove, East Sussex ; New York : Psychology Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Theories and Visual Perception contains critical accounts of the major approaches to the challenge of explaining how we see the world. It explains why approaches to theories of visual perception differ so widely and places each theory into its historical and philosophical context." "This volume provides extensive coverage of the most significant theories of visual  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian E Gordon
ISBN: 1841693839 9781841693835 1841693847 9781841693842
OCLC Number: 54852591
Description: xi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 Theory and method --
2 The Gestalt theory --
3 Brunswik's probabilistic functionalism --
4 The neurophysiological approach to visual perception --
5 Empiricism: perception as a constructive process --
6 Direct perception and ecological optics: the work of J.J. Gibson --
7 Marr's computational approach to visual perception --
g 8 Some final remarks on theories of visual perception.
Responsibility: Ian E. Gordon.
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