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Visual Reflections: A Perceptual Deficit and Its Implications

Michael McCloskey


How much can we learn about normal visual perception and cognition from a malfunctioning visual system? Quite a lot, as this book makes abundantly clear. This book presents the author's work with AH, who is a college student who has an extraordinary deficit in visual perception. When AH looks at an object, she sees it clearly and identifies it readily; yet she is often dramatically mistaken about where the object is or how it is oriented. For example, she may reach out to grasp an object that she sees on her left, but miss it completely because it is actually on her right; or she may see an ar ... More

Keywords: visual perception, cognition, malfunctioning visual systems, visual subsystems, visual location, orientation representations, attention, spatial representations, mental imagery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195168693
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168693.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael McCloskey, author
Johns Hopkins University