Motion Vision

Computational, Neural, and Ecological Constraints

  • Johannes M. Zanker
  • Jochen Zeil

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. Johannes M. Zanker, Jochen Zeil
      Pages 1-9
  3. Early Motion Vision

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. David I. Vaney, Shigang He, W. Rowland Taylor, William R. Levick
      Pages 14-57
    3. John K. Douglass, Nicholas J. Strausfeld
      Pages 68-82
  4. Motion Signals for Global and Local Analysis

  5. Optical Flow Patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Hans-Jürgen Dahmen, Mattihas O. Franz, Holger G. Krapp
      Pages 143-168
  6. Motion Vision in Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Giulio Sandini, Francesco Panerai, Frederick A. Miles
      Pages 189-218
    3. Janette Atkinson, Oliver Braddick
      Pages 219-225
  7. Neural Coding of Motion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Anne-Kathrin Warzecha, Martin Egelhaaf
      Pages 239-277
    3. Rob de Ruyter van Steveninck, Alexander Borst, William Bialek
      Pages 279-306
    4. Crista L. Barberini, Gregory D. Horwitz, William T. Newsome
      Pages 307-320
  8. Motion in Natural Environments

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 395-397

About this book


In six parts, this book considers the extent to which computational, neural, and ecological constraints have shaped the mechanisms underlying motion vision:
- Early Motion Vision - Motion Signals for Local and Global Analysis - Optical Flow Patterns - Motion Vision in Action - Neural Coding of Motion - Motion in Natural Environments
Each topic is introduced by a keynote chapter which is accompanied by several companion articles. Written by an international group of experts in neurobiology, psychophysics, animal behaviour, machine vision, and robotics, the book is designed to explore as comprehensively as possible the present state of knowledge concerning the principal factors that have guided the evolution of motion vision.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Johannes M. Zanker
    • 1
  • Jochen Zeil
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Visual Sciences Research School of Biological SciencesAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62979-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56550-2
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