Light Vision Color takes a well-balanced, interdisciplinary approach to our most important sensory system. The book successfully combines basics in vision sciences with recent developments from different areas such as neuroscience, biophysics, sensory psychology and philosophy. Originally published in 1998 this edition has been extensively revised and updated to include new chapters on clinical problems and eye diseases, low vision rehabilitation and the basic molecular biology and genetics of colour vision. * Takes a broad interdisciplinary approach combining basics in vision sciences with the most recent developments in the area * Includes an extensive list of technical terms and explanations to encourage student understanding * Successfully brings together the most important areas of the subject in to one volume
1 INTRODUCTION. VISION AND EXPERIENCE. VISION AND NATURAL SCIENCE. VISUAL ILLUSIONS. 2 OPTICS. LIGHT. GEOMETRICAL OPTICS. IMAGING IN THE EYE. 3 THE PHYSIOLOGY OF THE EYE. The EYE IS NOT A CAMERA. THE OPTIC MEDIA. THE RETINA. SIGNAL GENERATION. 4 SENSITIVITY AND RESPONSE. PHOTOMETRY. CONTRAST VISION. VISION LOSS. 5 COLOR. PHYSICS OF COLOR STIMULI COLOR DIFFERENCES. COLOR INDUCTION AND ADAPTATION. 6 COLOR VISION. THE OPPONENT MODEL AND COLOR PERCEPTION. 7 NEURAL CORRELATES. PSYCHOPHYSICS AND PARALLEL PATHWAYS. 8 BRAIN PROCESSES. APPENDIX. A Physiologically Based System for Color Measurement. Tables and Diagrams. GLOSSARY. LITERATURE. INDEX.
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