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Perceiving in Depth: Volume 1 Basic Mechanisms

Ian P. Howard


These three volumes provide the only detailed review of all aspects of perceiving the three-dimensional world. They deal with all the senses involved in depth perception, although the visual system receives the most extensive treatment. Volume 1 deals with basic mechanisms underlying depth perception. It starts with an outline of the history of visual science from the Greeks to the early 20th century. Psychophysical methods, analytic procedures, and sensory coding and the physiology of the primate visual system are reviewed. An account of the evolution of visual systems is followed by an accou ... More

Keywords: history of vision, visual physiology, visual development, visual deprivation, accommodation, vergence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199764143
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764143.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian P. Howard, author
York University