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The Visual Brain in Action

David Milner and Mel Goodale


First published in 1995, this book presents a model for understanding the visual processing underlying perception and action, proposing a broad distinction within the brain between two kinds of vision: conscious perception and unconscious ‘online’ vision. It argues that each kind of vision can occur quasi-independently of the other, and is separately handled by a quite different processing system. For this new edition, the text from the original edition has been left untouched, standing as a coherent statement of the authors' position. However, a very substantial epilogue has been added to the ... More

Keywords: cognitive science, visual processing, perception, action, conscious perception, unconscious vision, psychology, neuroscience, euroimaging, MRI

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198524724
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524724.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Milner, author
University of Durham

Mel Goodale, author
University of Western Ontario