Science of Vision

  • K. N. Leibovic

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Biophysics and Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. K. N. Leibovic
      Pages 16-52
    3. Malcolm Slaughter
      Pages 53-83
  3. Psychophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Robert M. Boynton
      Pages 211-253
    3. William Maguire, Naomi Weisstein, Victor Klymenko
      Pages 254-310
  4. Theory and Computation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. K. N. Leibovic
      Pages 313-331
    3. Deborah Walters
      Pages 365-397
    4. Alex P. Pentland
      Pages 422-438
    5. Peter D. Scott
      Pages 439-465
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 466-487

About this book


Converging lines of biological, perceptual and theoretical approaches are brought together in The Science of Vision to give a new perspective on the brain sciences and vision in particular. The book contains contributions from experts in the fields of biophysics, physiology, psychology and computation. While reviewing some basic knowledge, it mainly presents fresh ideas and includes some new results. The topics range from cells through perception to neurocomputing and are treated in depth, taking the specialist to the frontiers of research. At the same time the book is written in a manner understandable to the nonspecialist, in keeping with the multidisciplinary appeal of the subject. A glossary of terms also makes the book easy to read. In our age of specialization, this integrated approach is a welcome addition to the literature which will further interdisciplinary research and shed new light on the vision sciences.


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Editors and affiliations

  • K. N. Leibovic
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biophysical Sciences, Department of OphthalmologyState University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7998-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3406-7
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