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Visual reflections : a perceptual deficit and its implications

Author: Michael McCloskey
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
Series: Oxford psychology series, no. 47.
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How much can we learn about normal visual perception and cognition from a malfunctioning visual system? Quite a lot, as Michael McCloskey makes abundantly clear in this book.
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Genre/Form: Case Reports
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McCloskey, Michael.
Visual reflections.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008042264
(OCoLC)262143087
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael McCloskey
OCLC Number: 466363806
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 311 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: I. Introduction and Principal Empirical Findings ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Case History and Initial Findings ; 3. Impaired Processing of Visual Location and Orientation Information ; 4. Intact Processing of Non-Visual Location and Orientation Information ; 5. Spelling and the Visual Deficit ; 6. The Nature of the Deficit: Initial Conclusions ; 7. Effects of Visual Variables ; 8. A Paradox ; 9. Does AH's Deficit Affect Her Reading? ; 10. How Does AH Succeed at Reading? ; 11. Related Cases ; II. Theoretical Issues and Implications ; 12. Spatial Representations and Frames of Reference: Theoretical Foundations ; 13. Location Representations and Frames of Reference: Evidence from AH ; 14. Orientation Representations and Frames of Reference: The COR Hypothesis ; 15. Orientation Representations: Empirical Evidence ; 16. Visual Subsystems ; 17. Mental Imagery and the Visual System ; 18. Visual Updating and Visual Awareness ; 19. Conclusion ; References ; Notes ; Index
Series Title: Oxford psychology series, no. 47.
Responsibility: Michael McCloskey.

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How much can we learn about normal visual perception and cognition from a malfunctioning visual system? Quite a lot, as Michael McCloskey makes abundantly clear in this book.

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