Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing : The scope and limits of visual cognition

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Ways of seeing is a book about human vision. It results from the collaboration between a world famous cognitive neuroscientist and an eminent philosopher. In the past forty years, cognitive neuroscience has made many startling discoveries about the human brain, and about the human visual system in particular. This book brings many recent empirical findings, from electrophysiological recordings in animals, the neuropsychological examination of human
patients, psychophysics, and developmental cognitive psychology, to bear on questions traditionally addressed by philosophers. What is the meaning of the English verb 'to see'? How does visual perception yield knowledge of the world? How does visual perception relate to thought? What is the role of conscious
visual experience in visually guided actions? How does seeing actions relate to seeing objects? In the process the book provides a new assessment of the 'two visual systems' hypothesis, according to which the human visual system comprises two anatomical pathways with separable visual functions. The first truly interdisciplinary book about human vision, it will be of interest to students and researchers in many areas of cognitive science and the philosophy of mind.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 150 x 228 x 11mm | 447g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • numerous line drawings
  • 0198509219
  • 9780198509219
  • 1,781,197

Table of contents

PART I: THE PURPOSES OF VISION: PERCEIVING, THINKING AND ACTING; PART II: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE DUALITY OF VISUAL PROCESSING; PART III: PERCEIVING OBJECTS AND GRASPING THEM; PART IV: THE PERCEPTION OF ACTION
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. . . another fine book from the Oxford Cognitive Science Series . . . this is an excellent book! * Journal of Consciousness Studies, Vol 11, No 5-6 *
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