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Sensory coding

Ian P. Howard and Brian J. Rogers

in Seeing in Depth: Volume 1: Basic Mechanics/ Volume 2: Depth Perception 2-Volume Set

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195367607
eISBN:
9780199867264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367607.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the general principles of visual coding. It covers the structure of sense organs; types of sensory coding; temporal coding; the geometry of visual space; coding primitives; ... More


Phenomenal and Cognitive Factors in Spatial Perception

Gary Hatfield

in Visual Experience: Sensation, Cognition, and Constancy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199597277
eISBN:
9780191741883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597277.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

This chapter provides an overview of the phenomenology of size perception and the use of instructions to tease apart phenomenal and cognitive aspects. It develops his own recent proposals concerning ... More


Spatial Vision

Thomas W. Cronin, Sönke Johnsen, N. Justin Marshall, and Eric J. Warrant

in Visual Ecology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151847
eISBN:
9781400853021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151847.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter talks about how humans are accustomed to seeing the world in high resolution. Compared to many other animals, humans' eyes are not particularly sensitive to light; nor is their sense of ... More


Visual Reference

Mohan Matthen

in Seeing, Doing, and Knowing: A Philosophical Theory of Sense Perception

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199268504
eISBN:
9780191602283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268509.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The visual guidance of bodily motion is conducted by a system, here entitled ‘motion-guiding vision‘, that is separate from the system that furnishes us with visual qualia. The latter is called ... More


Filling-In: From Perceptual Completion to Cortical Reorganization

Luiz Pessoa and Peter De Weerd (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195140132
eISBN:
9780199865307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140132.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

A well-known example of filling-in involves the blind spot, a region in the back of the eye that is devoid of photoreceptors. The term blind spot is somewhat of a misnomer, because the corresponding ... More


Posterior parietal networks encoding visual space

Claudio Galletti and Patrizia Fattori

in The Cognitive and Neural Bases of Spatial Neglect

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508335
eISBN:
9780191687327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508335.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter outlines the cellular mechanisms that are probably involved in the encoding process of visual space in physiological conditions. It is noted that gaze-dependent visual cells are not able ... More


Effects of Blindness and Deafness on the Development of Spatial Perception and Cognition

Teresa V. Mitchell

in The Emerging Spatial Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195189223
eISBN:
9780199848096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189223.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter considers the consequences of blindness and deafness on spatial perception and cognition. A critical question is whether ... More


Geometry and Spatial Vision

Gerald Westheimer

in Seeing Spatial Form

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195172881
eISBN:
9780199847570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172881.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Space finds its specific definition in different disciplines. This chapter deals with the concept of visual space, and object—or physical—space. It also discusses how the fundamental laws of geometry ... More


A question of balance

Helen E. Ross and Cornelis Plug

in The Mystery of The Moon Illusion: Exploring Size Perception

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198508625
eISBN:
9780191584893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508625.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The idea that there might be some sensorimotor interaction in the moon illusion is relatively new, and probably goes back to George Berkeley who argued that both size and distance perception are ... More


Intertexts

Jonathan Bignell

in Beckett on Screen: The Television Plays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064203
eISBN:
9781781701867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064203.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes a look at the most sustained work on the intertextual relationships between Beckett's television drama and other work by him and by others. It examines the association between ... More


Perceptual and central interference in dual-task performance

Eric Ruthruff and Harold E. Pashler

in The Limits of Attention: Temporal Constraints in Human Information Processing

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198505150
eISBN:
9780191686818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198505150.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Humans often experience difficulty when asked to perform multiple tasks at the same time. Two of the better-known forms of dual-task interference are the attentional blink (AB) effect and the ... More


The celestial illusions

Helen E. Ross and Cornelis Plug

in The Mystery of The Moon Illusion: Exploring Size Perception

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198508625
eISBN:
9780191584893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508625.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Why does the moon look larger low on the horizon than high in the sky? The apparent horizon enlargement of the moon is commonly known as the moon illusion, a term which became popular in the 20th ... More


Blind Man Seeing: From Chiasm to Hyperreality

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In The Phenomenology of Perception, Maurice Merleau-Ponty argues that the world is both preconstituted and made. Here, Merleau-Ponty's interrogation of the experience of ... More


Children’s time and space

Antonia Keung

in The well-being of children in the UK

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447325628
eISBN:
9781447325659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325628.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter provided a review on the changes of children’s physical environment including their home and outdoor spaces; as well as the opportunities and risks associated with their increasing use of ... More


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