Detection of Visual Information

  • Charles A. Kelsey


The purpose of this chapter is to briefly review some of the early theories of vision, to discuss some simple visual experiments which vividly demonstrate properties of the eye, and to discuss several current models of vision.


Visual Information Blind Spot Horseshoe Crab Ideal Observer Foveal Vision 
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