1st Edition

Pioneer Visual Neuroscience A Festschrift for Naomi Weisstein

Edited By James M. Brown Copyright 2019
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This book honors Naomi Weisstein’s foreshortened span of work published from 1964 to 1992. Naomi Weisstein was a pioneer in the areas we now call visual neuroscience, visual cognition, and cognitive neuroscience. Her enthusiastic pursuit of the mind was infectious, inspiring many others to take up the challenge. Despite her time as an active researcher being cut short, Weisstein’s impact was far reaching and long lasting, and many of her ideas and insights foreshadowed today’s active areas of inquiry into the inner workings of the mind.

    Comprising contributions from leading scholars in the field, Pioneer Visual Neuroscience outlines Weisstein’s many contributions to the study of visual perception and processing and their effects on the field today.
    This volume will be of interest to anyone interested in visual perception, visual cognition, and cognitive neuroscience.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction James M. Brown & Patrick Cavanagh

    Chapter 1: We’re going to study the mind! James M. Brown & Harold H. Greene

    Chapter 2: Phantom at the Holiday Inn. Patrick Cavanagh

    Chapter 3: Top-Down Influences in Organization of Bottom-Up Visual Processing.

    Bruno Breitmeyer

    Chapter 4: Visual phantom illusion as an integrative product of early visual processing and higher-order perceptual organization. Jiro Gyoba, Kenzo Sakurai, & Akiyoshi


    Chapter 5: The Motion-Induced Contour Revisited.

    Gennady Erlikhman & Gideon Paul Caplovitz

    Chapter 6: Mathematical, Architectural, and Functional Foundations of Visual Masking.

    Haluk Ogmen


    Chapter 7: Spatial characteristics of a contrast-comparison process.

    S. Sabina Wolfson & Norma Graham

    Chapter 8: How to Find a Yellow Volkswagen. Jeremy Wolfe

    Chapter 9: When Visual Attention Hurts. Elizabeth Fine and Adam Reeves

    Chapter 10: On High-Level Influences on Perception: Then and Now. Mary A. Peterson

    Chapter 11: The Role of Ground Features in the Perception of Figure-Ground and Subjective Contours. Barbara Gillam


    James M. Brown is Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia. He received his PhD from the University at Buffalo where he was Naomi Weisstein’s last graduate student.