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 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; Preface; 1. Vision and action Laurence R. Harris and Michael Jenkin; 2. Eye movements as a probe for the early cortical processing of 3-D visual information F. A. Miles; 3. Use of of horizontal disparity, vertical disparity, and eye position in the slant perception Martin S. Banks and Benjamin T. Backus; 4. Frames of reference: with examples from driving and auditory localization Laurence R. Harris, Daniel C. Zikovitz and Agnieszka Kopinska; 5. On the role of time in brain computation D. H. Ballard, G. Salgian, R. Rao and A. McCollum; 6. Effects on orbital pulleys on the control of eye rotations Lance M. Optican and Christian Quaia; 7. Listings Law: what's all the hubbub? J. Douglas Crawford; 8. The visual control of steering Michael F. Land; 9. Catching, hitting, and collision avoidance D. Regan, R. Gray, C. V. Portfors, S. J. Hamstra, A. Vincent, X. A. Hong, R. Kohly, and K. Beverley; 10. An analysis of heading towards a wall Antje Grigo and Markus Lappe; 11. Visual perception of 3D shape from motion: multisensory integration and cortical bases V. Cornilleau-Peres, A. L. Paradis and J. Droulez; 12. Vision and action in artificial animals Demetri Terzopoulos; 13. When vision is not sight: dissociations between perception and action in human vision Melvyn A. Goodale and Angela Haffenden; 14. Exocentric pointing Jan J. Koenderink and Andrea J. van Doorn; 15. Vision and level of synergies S. Mitra, M. A. Riley, R. C. Schmidt and M. T. Turvey; 16. Movement planning: Kinematics, dynamics, both or neither? John F. Soechting and Martha Flanders; Author index; Subject index.