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Vision and Action - Laurence R. Harris

Vision and Action

By: Laurence R. Harris (Editor), Michael Jenkin (Editor)

Paperback Published: 26th August 2010
ISBN: 9780521148399
Number Of Pages: 384

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The visual processes involved in moving, reaching, grasping, and playing sports are complex interactions. For example, the action of moving the head provides useful cues to help interpret the visual information. Simultaneously, vision can provide important information about the actions and their control. This becomes a reiterative process. This process, and the interactions between vision and action, are the foci of this volume. This 1998 book contains contributions from scientists who are leaders in each of the several facets of the subject. Examples of the types of action considered vary from moving the eyes and head and body, as in looking around or walking, to complex actions such as driving a car, catching a ball, or playing table tennis. Graduate students and researchers in vision science, as well as physiologists and neuroscientists interested in any aspect of sensory or motor processes, will find this a useful and broad-ranging book.

List of contributors
Vision and action
Eye movements as a probe for the early cortical processing of 3-D visual information
Use of of horizontal disparity, vertical disparity, and eye position in the slant perception
Frames of reference: with examples from driving and auditory localization
On the role of time in brain computation
Effects on orbital pulleys on the control of eye rotations
Listings Law: what's all the hubbub?
The visual control of steering
Catching, hitting, and collision avoidance
An analysis of heading towards a wall
Visual perception of 3D shape from motion: multisensory integration and cortical bases
Vision and action in artificial animals
When vision is not sight: dissociations between perception and action in human vision
Exocentric pointing
Vision and level of synergies
Movement planning: Kinematics, dynamics, both or neither?
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521148399
ISBN-10: 0521148391
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 26th August 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.61