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1st Edition

Visual Perception from a Computer Graphics Perspective

ISBN 9780367659288
Published September 30, 2020 by A K Peters/CRC Press
540 Pages

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Book Description

This book provides an introduction to human visual perception suitable for readers studying or working in the fields of computer graphics and visualization, cognitive science, and visual neuroscience. It focuses on how computer graphics images are generated, rather than solely on the organization of the visual system itself; therefore, the text provides a more direct tie between image generation and the resulting perceptual phenomena. It covers such topics as the perception of material properties, illumination, the perception of pictorial space, image statistics, perception and action, and spatial cognition.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: Overview. BUILDING BLOCKS: Visual Sensitivity. 2D Image Features. Color. 2D Motion. Stereo and Accommodation. SURFACES AND MOVEMENT: Perspective. Texture. Illumination, Shading, and Shadows. Perception of Material Properties. Motion of Viewer and Objects. Pictorial Space. PERCEPTION OF HIGHER LEVEL ENTITIES: Spatial Orientation and Spatial Cognition. Perception and Action. Object and Scene Recognition. Visual Attention and Search. Event Recognition—Inanimate. Event Recognition—Biological. References. Index.

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