Indirect Perception (Cognitive Psychology S.)

Indirect Perception (Cognitive Psychology S.)

By: Irvin Rock (author), Stephen E. Palmer (contributor)Hardback

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Irvin Rock was a global perceptual theorist in the grand tradition of von Helmoltz, Wertheimer, and Gibson. This posthumous volume, the culmination of a long and distinguished career, brings together an original essay by the author together with a careful selection of previously published articles (most by Rock) on the theory that perception is an indirect process in which visual experience is derived by inference, rather than being directly and independently determined by retinal stimulation. Rock's reasons for holding that perception is indirect were mainly empirical. Unlike many theorists, he paid close attention to a broad range of experimental evidence in evaluating theoretical claims. His approach, in which theory and experiment go hand in hand, is well represented in this book. In the first chapter, which is new, Rock lays out the theoretical issues underlying indirect perception. The remaining twenty-two chapters present detailed evidence in support of the indirect view. They are divided into sections covering indirect perception, organization, shape, motion, illusions, lightness, and final considerations. Each section is introduced by the author. Stephen Palmer's introduction to the book places Rock's work within the context of the history of perceptual theory -- approaches formulated by Helmholtz (inferential), by the Gestaltist psychologists (organizational), and by Gibson (ecological). Cognitive Psychology series

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Foreword - The legacy of Irvin Rock, Stephen E. Palmer. Part 1 On indirect perception - introduction: The concept of indirect perception, Irvin Rock; Percept - percept couplings, William Epstein. Part 2 Perceptual organization - introduction: Grouping and proximity, Irvin Rock, Leonard Brosgole; Grouping and lightness, Irvin Rock et al; Grouping and amodal completion, Stephen E. Palmer et al. Part 3 Shape - introduction: Shape and the retinal image, Irvin rick, Christopher M. Linnett; Anorthoscopic perception, Irvin Rock; Induced form, Irvin Rock, Alan L. Gilchrist; Orientation and form, Irvin Rock; Symmetry, Irvin Rock, Robin Leaman; The right angle, Donatella Ferrante et al; Masking, Charles W. White; Symmetry based on figure halves, Janet P. Szlyk et al. Part 4 Motion - introduction: The perception of movement, Irvin Rock; Apparent motion based on phenomenal location, Irvin Rock, Sheldon Ebebholtz; Apparent motion based on changing phoria, Hiroshi Ono, Gail Gonda; apparent movement in tridimensional space, Fred Attneave, Gene Block; Motion aftereffects and retinal motion, Arien Mack et al; Speed constancy and size constancy, Irvin Rock et al. Part 5 Illusions - introduction: The Muller-Lyer illusion reexamined, Romi Nijhawan; The conditions for perceiving dynamic occlusion of a line, Irvin Rock, Alan L. Gilchrist. Part 6 Lightness - introduction: Perceived lightness depends on perceived spatial arrangement, Alan L. Gilchrist. Part 7 Final considerations - introduction: The organization of perceived space, Walter C. Gogel.

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  • publication date: 30/04/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780262181778
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 350
  • ID: 9780262181778
  • weight: 771
  • ISBN10: 0262181770

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