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xx, 204 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
  • Visual pathways, eye development, and retinal organization : visual deficits and blindness
  • Focusing light--cornea and lens : refractive errors, dry eye, and cataracts
  • Capturing light--the photoreceptors : retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration
  • Analyzing the visual image--the retina : glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy
  • Beyond the retina--lateral geniculate nucleus and visual cortex : amblyopia
  • Higher-level processing and visual perception : blindsight
  • Looking back and forward.
Over the past fifty years, enormous progress has been made in understanding visual mechanisms and treating eye disorders. And yet the scientist is not always aware of the latest clinical advances and the clinician is often not up to date on the basic scientific discoveries. Writing in nontechnical language, John and Joseph Dowling, a neuroscientist and an ophthalmologist, examine vision from both perspectives, providing concise descriptions of basic visual mechanisms and related clinical abnormalities. Thus, an account of the photoreceptors is followed by a consideration of retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration; an explanation of the retina's function is followed by details of glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. The authors begin with the cornea and lens, which project an image on the light-sensitive elements inside the eye, the photoreceptors, and how that process can be compromised by such disorders as cataracts and corneal disease. They go on to describe, among other things, how the photoreceptors capture light; retinal and visual cortical anatomy and physiology; and higher level visual processing that leads to perception. Cortical disorders such as amblyopia are discussed as well as specific deficits such as the inability to recognize faces, colors, or moving objects. Finally, they survey the evolution of our knowledge of vision, and speculate about future advances.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262034616 20160704
Green Library
HUMBIO-167-01
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223 p. : ill. (mostly col.) ; 29 cm.
This title presents a celebration of vision, of art and of the relationship between the two. Artists see the world in physical terms as we all do. However, they may be more perceptive than most in interpreting the complexity of how and what they see. In this fascinating juxtaposition of science and art history, ophthalmologists Michael Marmor and James G. Ravin examine the role of vision and eye disease in art. They focus on the eye, where the process of vision originates and investigate how aspects of vision have inspired - and confounded - many of the world's most famous artists. Why do Georges Seurat's paintings appear to shimmer? How come the eyes in certain portraits seem to follow you around the room? Are the broad brushstrokes in Monet's Water Lilies due to cataracts? Could van Gogh's magnificent yellows be a result of drugs? How does eye disease affect the artistic process? Or does it at all? "The Artist's Eyes" considers these questions and more. It is a testament to the triumph of artistic talent over human vulnerability and a tribute to the paintings that define eras, the artists who made them and the eyes through which all of us experience art.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780810948495 20160528
Green Library
HUMBIO-167-01
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ix, 277 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Pre-text-- 2. Visions of vision-- 3. Light on light-- 4. Brain-- 5. Seeing brightness-- 6. Seeing movement-- 7. Seeing colours-- 8. Learning to see-- 9. Realities of art-- 10. Phenomenal phenomena-- 11. Speculations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198524120 20160528
  • Pretext Visions of vision 2 Light 3 Eye 4 Brain 5 Seeing brightness 6 Seeing movement 7 Seeing colours 8 Learning how to see 9 Realities of art 10 Illusions 11 Speculations Bibliography and notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691048376 20160528
  • Pre-text-- visions of vision-- light on light-- brain-- seeing brightness-- seeing movement-- seeing colours-- learning to see-- realities of art-- phenomenal phenomena-- speculations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198524236 20160528
"Eye and Brain" has established itself worldwide as the essential work on the basic phenomena of visual perception. This new edition has been completely revised and updated to take into account the most recent advances in research into perception. Over 30 additional illustrations, together with a clearer design and larger format, will ensure "Eye and Brain" maintains its popularity, for both student and general reader alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198524120 20160528
Since the publication of the first edition in 1966, Eye and Brain has established itself worldwide as an essential introduction to the basic phenomena of visual perception. In this book, Richard L. Gregory offers clear explanations of how we see brightness, movement, color, and objects, and he explores the phenomena of visual illusions to establish principles about how perception normally works and why it sometimes fails. Although successive editions have incorporated new discoveries and ideas, Gregory completely revised and updated the book for this publication, adding more than thirty new illustrations. The phenomena of illusion continue to be a major theme in the book, in which the author makes a new attempt to provide a comprehensive classification system. There are also new sections on what babies see and how they learn to see, on motion perception, and tantalizing glimpses of the relationship between vision and consciousness and of the impact of new brain imaging techniques. In addition, the presentation of the text and illustrations has been improved by the larger format and new page design. The thousands of readers of the previous editions of Eye and Brain will find this new revised edition even more attractive and enthralling.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691048376 20160528
Since the publication of the first edition in 1966, "Eye and brain" has established itself as an important introduction to the basic phenomena of visual perception. Although successive editions have incorporated new discoveries and ideas, this edition has been completely revised and updated, with the addition of more than 30 illustrations. The phenomena of illusion continues to be a major theme in the book, which attempts to provide a comprehensive classification systems. There are also sections on what babies see and how they learn to see, on motion perceptions, and tanatalising glimpses of the relationship between vision and consciousness, and the impact of new brain imaging techniques. In addition, the presentation of the text and illustrations has been improved by the larger format and page design. This book is intended for students and reseachers in visual perception in particular, psychology and neuroscience generally and the interested lay reader.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198524236 20160528
Green Library
HUMBIO-167-01