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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
How animals see the world.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2010054528
(OCoLC)700466132
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Olga F Lazareva; Toru Shimizu; Edward A Wasserman
ISBN: 9780199715121 0199715122
OCLC Number: 794777237
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 548 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: What birds see and what they don't : luminance, contrast, and spatial and temporal resolution / William Hodos --
Color vision in goldfish and other vertebrates / Christa Neumeyer --
Grouping and early visual processing in avian vision / Robert G. Cook and Carl Erick Hagmann --
Figure-ground segregation and object-based attention in pigeons / Olga F. Lazareva and Edward A. Wasserman --
Neurobiological foundations of figure-ground segregation in primates / Hans Supè̀r --
Illusory perception in animals : observations and interpretations / Edward A. Wasserman --
Amodal completion and illusory perception in birds and primates / Kazuo Fujita [and others] --
Neurobiology of perception of illusory contours in animals / Andreas Nieder --
How jumping spiders see the world / Duane P. Harland, Daiqin Li, and Robert R. Jackson --
Visual discrimination by the honeybee (Apis mellifera) / Adrian Horridge --
Recognition-by-components : a bird's eye view / Edward A. Wasserman and Irving Biederman --
Birds' perception of depth and objects in pictures / Marcia L. Spetch and Ronald G. Weisman --
The recognition of rotated objects in animals / Jessie J. Peissig and Tamara Goode --
Neural mechanisms of object recognition in nonhuman primates / Rufin Vogels --
Avian visual processing of motion and objects / Robert G. Cook and Matthew S. Murphy --
Neural mechanisms underlying visual motion detection in birds / Douglas R. Wylie and Andrew N. Iwaniuk --
Primate motion perception / Bart Krekelberg --
Primate visual attention : how studies of monkeys have shaped theories of selective visual processiong / Pierre Pouget, Jason Arita, and Geoffrey F. Woodman --
Selective and divided attention in birds / Thomas R. Zentall --
Visual cognition in baboons : attention to global and local stimulus properties / Joël Fagot and Carole Parron --
Circadian visual system of mammals / Lawrence P. Morin --
Evolution of the brain in vertebrates : overview / Ann B. Butler --
Evolution of the vertebrate eye / James K. Bowmaker --
The avian visual system : overview / Toru Shimizu and Shigeru Watanabe --
Development of the visual system in birds and mammals / Hans-Joachim Bischof --
Brain asymmetry in vertebrates / Onur Güntürkün --
Why comparative studies of vision matter / Shaun P. Vecera.
Responsibility: edited by Olga F. Lazareva, Toru Shimizu, and 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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