© 1997

The Perception of Visual Information

  • William R. Hendee
  • Peter N. T. Wells

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Peter F. Sharp, Russell Philips
    Pages 1-32
  3. Charles A. Kelsey
    Pages 33-55
  4. Arthur P. Ginsburg, William R. Hendee
    Pages 57-86
  5. Bart M. Ter Haar Romeny, Luc Florack
    Pages 87-126
  6. Alastair G. Gale
    Pages 127-147
  7. William R. Hendee
    Pages 149-175
  8. Ulrich Raff
    Pages 177-222
  9. Ronald R. Price
    Pages 223-249
  10. Kevin S. Berbaum, Donald D. Dorfman, Mark Madsen
    Pages 251-295
  11. Henry A. Swett, Maryellen L. Giger, Kunio Doi
    Pages 297-342
  12. Paul S. Cho, H. K. Huang
    Pages 343-360
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 401-409

About this book


The presentation and interpretation of visual information is essential to almost every activity in human life and most endeavors of modern technology. This book examines the current status of what is known (and not known) about human vision, how human observers interpret visual data, and how to present such data to facilitate their interpretation and use. Written by experts who are able to cross disciplinary boundaries, the book provides an educational pathway through several models of human vision; describes how the visual response is analyzed and quantified; presents current theories of how the human visual response is interpreted; discusses the cognitive responses of human observers; and examines such applications as space exploration, manufacturing, surveillance, earth and air sciences, and medicine. The book is intended for everyone with an undergraduate-level background in science or engineering with an interest in visual science. This second edition has been brought up to date throughout and contains a new chapter on "Virtual reality and augmented reality in medicine."


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Editors and affiliations

  • William R. Hendee
    • 1
  • Peter N. T. Wells
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Bristol General HospitalBristolUK

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