© 2004

Optic Flow and Beyond

  • Lucia M. Vaina
  • Scott A. Beardsley
  • Simon K. Rushton

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 324)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Optic Flow — Neurophysiology & Psychophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Milena Raffi, Ralph M. Siegel
      Pages 3-22
    3. Michael W. von Grünau, Marta Iordanova
      Pages 45-59
    4. Ranxiao Frances Wang, James E. Cutting
      Pages 61-78
    5. F. A. Miles, C. Busettini, G. S. Masson, D. S. Yang
      Pages 79-107
    6. Lucia M. Vaina, Sergei Soloviev
      Pages 109-137
    7. Martin H. Fischer, Heiko Hecht
      Pages 139-156
  3. Optic Flow Processing and Computation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Constance S. Royden
      Pages 159-181
    3. Jaap A. Beintema, Albert V. van den Berg, Markus Lappe
      Pages 223-248
    4. José F. Barraza, Norberto M. Grzywacz
      Pages 249-271
    5. Venkataraman Sundareswaran, Scott A. Beardsley, Lucia M. Vaina
      Pages 273-287
    6. Michael S. Langer, Richard Mann
      Pages 289-304
  4. Visual Locomotion and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. William H. Warren, Brett R. Fajen
      Pages 307-337
    3. Simon K. Rushton
      Pages 339-362
    4. Simon K. Rushton, Julie M. Harris
      Pages 363-381

About this book


Optic flow provides all the information necessary to guide a walking human or a mobile robot to its target. Over the past 50 years, a body of research on optic flow spanning the disciplines of neurophysiology, psychophysics, experimental psychology, brain imaging and computational modelling has accumulated. Today, when we survey the field, we find independent lines of research have now converged and many arguments have been resolved; simultaneously the underpinning assumptions of flow theory are being questioned and alternative accounts of the visual guidance of locomotion proposed. At this critical juncture, this volume offers a timely review of what has been learnt and pointers to where the field is going.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lucia M. Vaina
    • 1
  • Scott A. Beardsley
    • 2
  • Simon K. Rushton
    • 3
  1. 1.Boston University and Harvard UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Boston UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Cardiff UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Optic Flow and Beyond
  • Editors L.M. Vaina
    Scott A. Beardsley
    Simon K. Rushton
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-2091-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-6589-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-2092-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 512
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
    Artificial Intelligence
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