Vision and Attention

  • Michael Jenkin
  • Laurence Harris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Laurence R. Harris, Michael Jenkin
    Pages 1-17
  3. Michael J. Hawken, Robert M. Shapley, Michael P. Sceniak, Dario L. Ringach, Elizabeth N. Johnson
    Pages 41-62
  4. John M. Findlay, Iain D. Gilchrist
    Pages 83-103
  5. John K. Tsotsos
    Pages 105-128
  6. Daniel J. Simons, Stephen R. Mitroff
    Pages 189-207
  7. Heinrich H. Bülthoff, Hendrik A. H. C. van Veen
    Pages 233-252
  8. J. Kevin O’Regan
    Pages 281-301
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 303-316

About this book


It has become apparent that vision is not a passive process working on the retinal image like a film to record a perfect copy as the perception. Instead, higher-level cognitive processes such as expectancies, memories and experience play a critical, almost overriding role. This book is a review and summary of the tremendous advances that have been made in recent years on the effect of attention on visual perception. The book will appeal to vision scientists as well as to people involved in using visual processes in computer animations, display design or the sensory systems of machines. Physiologists and neuroscientists interested in any aspect of sensory or motor processes will also find this a very useful and broad-ranging volume.


adaptation attention brain cognition cortex cybernetics eye perception physiology retina visual attention

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Jenkin
    • 1
  • Laurence Harris
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceYork UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyYork UniversityTorontoCanada

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