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The Perception of Visual Information - William R. Hendee

The Perception of Visual Information

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Published: 27th June 1997
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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."

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Physiological Opticsp. 1
Detection of Vision Informationp. 33
Quantification of Visual Capabilityp. 57
A Multiscale Geometric Model of Human Visionp. 87
Human Response to Visual Stimulip. 127
Cognitive Interpretation of Visual Signalsp. 149
Visual Data Formattingp. 177
Image Manipulationp. 223
Physical and Psychophysical Measurement of Imagesp. 251
Computer Vision and Decision Supportp. 297
Architecture and Ergonomics of Imaging Workstationsp. 343
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Medicinep. 361
Problems and Prospects in the Perception of Visual Informationp. 391
Indexp. 401
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ISBN: 9780387949109
ISBN-10: 0387949100
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 409
Published: 27th June 1997
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.72
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised