Perception of Images

  • William F. Schreiber
Part of the Springer Series in Information Sciences book series (SSINF, volume 15)


The purpose of this chapter is to introduce the reader to those aspects of human vision that are pertinent to the understanding and design of man-made image processing systems. As far as possible, we shall concern ourselves with psychophysics, i.e., the response of observers to visual stimuli, and shall avoid, wherever possible, inferring response from physiology, i.e., the structure of the visual apparatus. We shall even more assiduously avoid inferring structure from psychophysical data. In a few cases where the connection between psychophysics and physiology is well understood, it may be discussed to simplify understanding or just because it is interesting.


Spatial Frequency Contrast Sensitivity Adaptation Level Motion Picture Background Luminance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William F. Schreiber
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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