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Cortical Mechanisms of Vision

Edited By: Michael Jenkin and Laurence Harris

456 pages, 46 halftones 2 tables

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Jul 2009 | #179580 | ISBN-13: 9780521889612
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The advent of sensors capable of localizing portions of the brain involved in specific computations has provided significant insights into normal visual information processing and specific neurological conditions. Aided by devices such as fMRI, researchers are now able to construct highly detailed models of how the brain processes specific patterns of visual information.
This book brings together some of the strongest thinkers in this field, to explore cortical visual information processing and its underlying mechanisms. It is an excellent resource for vision researchers with both biological and computational backgrounds, and is an essential guide for graduate students just starting out in the field.

'... a highly recommended reading material for all scientists involved in the neuroscience of vision.' Perception


Part I. Dorsal Stream: 1. Cortical mechanisms of vision L. R. Harris and M. Jenkin; 2. The lateral intraparietal area: a priority map in posterior parietal cortex J. W. Bisley, A. E. Ipata, B. S. Krishna, A. L. Gee and M. E. Goldberg; 3. Left-to-right reversal of hemispatial neglect symptoms following adaptation to reversing prisms F. D. Feloiu, J. J. Marotta, M. Vesia, S. E. Black and J. D. Crawford; 4. Sensorimotor aspects of reach deficits in optic ataxia A. Z. Khan, L. Pisella, A. Blangero, Y. Rossetti and J. D. Crawford; 5. When what you see isn't where you get: cortical mechanisms of vision for complex action L. E. Sergio, D. J. Gorbet, W. J. Tippett, X. Yan, and B. Neagu; 6. Neural mechanisms of self-movement: perception for navigation and spatial orientation C. J. Duffy, D. J. Logan, M. J. Dubin and W. K. Page; Part II. Ventral Stream: 7. Differential development of the human ventral stream K. Grill-Spector and G. Golarai; 8. Clarifying the functional neuroanatomy of face perception by single case neuroimaging studies of acquired prosopagnosia B. Rossion; 9. An integrative approach towards understanding the psychological and neural basis of congenital prosopagnosia G. Avidan, C. Thomas and M. Behrmann; 10. Object ontology in temporal lobe ensembles R. Baez-Mendoza and K. L. Hoffman; Part III. Frontal Cortex: 11. How the prefrontal cortex is thought to be involved in response suppression S. Ovaysikia, A. E. N. Hoover, K. Tahir, A. Tharani and J. F. X. DeSouza; 12. Prefrontal cortex and the neurophysiology of visual knowledge: perception, action, attention, memory, strategies and goals S. P. Wise; 13. Saccade target selection in unconstrained visual search M. Par-e, N. W. D. Thomas and K. Shen; 14. Oculomotor control of spatial attention M. Fallah and H. Jordan; 15. Neural mechanisms of attentional selection in visual search: evidence from electromagnetic recordings J.-M. Hopf; Part IV. Attention and Consciousness: 16. Two visual systems: separate pathways for perception and action in the human cerebral cortex M. A. Goodale and T. Ganel; 17. Requirements for conscious visual processing H. R. Wilson.

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Michael Jenkin is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at York University, Ontario, Canada. His research interests include perception and guidance for autonomous robotic systems, and the development and analysis of virtual reality systems. In 2005 he was the recipient of the CIPPRS/ACTIRF award for research excellence and service to the Canadian Computer and Robot Vision research community.
Laurence Harris is a chair of the Department of Psychology, and a member of the Centre for Vision Research at York University in Toronto. He received his PhD from Cambridge University and was a lecturer in Physiology at the University of Wales until coming to Canada in 1990. He is interested in how information coming through different senses is combined to determine orientation and self motion perception and to localize events in space and time and how these perceptions may be altered in unusual environments such as the microgravity of space or by clinical conditions such as Parkinson's syndrome.

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