The advent of sensors capable of localizing portions of the brain involved in specific computations has provided significant insights into normal visual information processing and specific neurological conditions. Aided by devices such as fMRI, researchers are now able to construct highly detailed models of how the brain processes specific patterns of visual information. This book brings together some of the strongest thinkers in this field, to explore cortical visual information processing and its underlying mechanisms. It is an excellent resource for vision researchers with both biological and computational backgrounds, and is an essential guide for graduate students just starting out in the field.
• Colour illustrations, book text and talks from the 2007 York Vision Conference are included in the accompanying DVD • Contributors are world leaders in their field, who have detailed working knowledge of the topic • Replaces other aged classics, maintaining breadth to cover multiple aspects of the visual brain
Part I. Dorsal Stream: 1. Cortical mechanisms of vision L. R. Harris and M. Jenkin; 2. The lateral intraparietal area: a priority map in posterior parietal cortex J. W. Bisley, A. E. Ipata, B. S. Krishna, A. L. Gee and M. E. Goldberg; 3. Left-to-right reversal of hemispatial neglect symptoms following adaptation to reversing prisms F. D. Feloiu, J. J. Marotta, M. Vesia, S. E. Black and J. D. Crawford; 4. Sensorimotor aspects of reach deficits in optic ataxia A. Z. Khan, L. Pisella, A. Blangero, Y. Rossetti and J. D. Crawford; 5. When what you see isn't where you get: cortical mechanisms of vision for complex action L. E. Sergio, D. J. Gorbet, W. J. Tippett, X. Yan, and B. Neagu; 6. Neural mechanisms of self-movement: perception for navigation and spatial orientation C. J. Duffy, D. J. Logan, M. J. Dubin and W. K. Page; Part II. Ventral Stream: 7. Differential development of the human ventral stream K. Grill-Spector and G. Golarai; 8. Clarifying the functional neuroanatomy of face perception by single case neuroimaging studies of acquired prosopagnosia B. Rossion; 9. An integrative approach towards understanding the psychological and neural basis of congenital prosopagnosia G. Avidan, C. Thomas and M. Behrmann; 10. Object ontology in temporal lobe ensembles R. Baez-Mendoza and K. L. Hoffman; Part III. Frontal Cortex: 11. How the prefrontal cortex is thought to be involved in response suppression S. Ovaysikia, A. E. N. Hoover, K. Tahir, A. Tharani and J. F. X. DeSouza; 12. Prefrontal cortex and the neurophysiology of visual knowledge: perception, action, attention, memory, strategies and goals S. P. Wise; 13. Saccade target selection in unconstrained visual search M. Par´e, N. W. D. Thomas and K. Shen; 14. Oculomotor control of spatial attention M. Fallah and H. Jordan; 15. Neural mechanisms of attentional selection in visual search: evidence from electromagnetic recordings J.-M. Hopf; Part IV. Attention and Consciousness: 16. Two visual systems: separate pathways for perception and action in the human cerebral cortex M. A. Goodale and T. Ganel; 17. Requirements for conscious visual processing H. R. Wilson.