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Vision and Brain
Author: James V. Stone

ISBN: 9780262517737
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 6 September 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.4
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In this accessible and engaging introduction to modern vision science, James Stone uses visual illusions to explore how the brain sees the world. Understanding vision, Stone argues, is not simply a question of knowing which neurons respond to particular visual features, but also requires a computational theory of vision. Stone draws together results from David Marr's computational framework, Barlow's efficient coding hypothesis, Bayesian inference, Shannon's information theory, and signal processing to construct a coherent account of vision that explains not only how the brain is fooled by particular visual illusions, but also why any biological or computer vision system should also be fooled by these illusions.

This short text provides a coherent account of vision, and includes chapters on the eye and its evolution, how and why visual neurons from different species encode the retinal image in the same way, how information theory explains color aftereffects, how different...

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