This stimulating volume on vision extends well beyond the traditional areas of vision research and places the subject in a much broader philosophical context. The emphasis throughout is to integrate and illuminate the visual process. The first three parts of the volume provide authoritative overviews on computational vision and neural networks, on the neurophysiology of visual cortex processing, and on eye-movement research. Each of these parts illustrates how different research perspectives may jointly solve fundamental problems related to the efficiency of visual perception, to the relationship between vision and eye-movements and to the neurophysiological 'codes' underlying our visual perceptions. In the fourth part, leading vision scientists introduce the reader to some major philosophical problems in vision research such as the nature of 'ultimate' codes for perceptual events, the duality of psycho-physics, the bases of visual recognition and the paradigmatic foundations of computer-vision research.
Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Visual Pyramids and Neural Networks E. Bienenstock and A. Gorea: 1. Pyramids and multiscale representations E. H. Adelson, E. P. Simoncelli and W. T. Freeman; 2. Multidimensional pyramids in vision and video A. B. Watson; 3. Self-similar oriented wavelet pyramids: conjectures about neural non-orthogonality J. G. Daugman; 4. Issues of representation in neural networks E. Bienenstock and R. Doursat; Part II. Visual Cortical Processing: From Perception to Memory Y. Fregnac and A. Gorea: 5. Recent progress toward an understanding of experience-dependent visual cortical plasticity at the molecular level M. F. Bear; 6. Synchronous neuronal oscillations in cat visual cortex: functional implications C. M. Gray, A. K. Engel, P. Konig and W. Singer; 7. How many cycles make an oscillation? Y. Fregnac; 8. Elements of form perception in monkey prestriate cortex E. Peterhans and R. von der Heydt; 9. Manipulating perceptual decisions by microstimulation of extrastriate visual cortex W. T. Newsome, C. D. Salzman, C. M. Murasugi and K. H. Britten; 10. Primal long-term memory in the primate temporal cortex: linkage between visual perception and memory Y. Miyashita, N. Masui and S. Higuchi; Part III. Eye Movement and Vision J. Findlay and Z. Kapoula: 11. The effect of cortical lesions on visuo-motor processing in man C. Kennard; 12. Binocular eye-movements and depth perception H. Coolewijn, J. van der Steen and L. J. van Rijn; 13. The parsing of optic flow by the primate oculomotor system F. A. Miles, U. Schwarz and C. Busettini; 14. Current views on the visuo-motor interface of the saccadic system J. A. M. Van Gisbergen, A. J. Van Opstal and A. W. A. Minken; Part IV. Tacit Assumptions in Vision Research A. Gorea and M. Imbert: 15. Thoughts on the specific nerve energy A. Gorea; 16. The duality of psycho-physics S. Klein; 17. Some tacit assumptions in visual psychophysics C. W. Tyler; 18. Hidden assumptions in seeing shape from shading and apparent motion S. Anstis; 19. What's up in top-down processing? P. Cavanagh; 20. Tacit assumptions in the computational study of vision S. Ullman; 21. Vision tells you more than 'what is where' H. B. Barlow; 22. Some strategic questions in visual perception B. Julesz.