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Johan Wagemans, Felix A. Wichmann & Hans Op de Beeck

In: Handbook of Cognition

Chapter 1: Visual Perception I: Basic Principles

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Visual Perception I: Basic Principles
Visual perception I: Basic principles
JohanWagemans, Felix A.Wichmann, HansOp de Beeck

Human visual perception starts with two-dimensional (2-D) arrays of light falling on our retinae. The task of the visual perception is to enable us to use the information provided in the array of light in order to react appropriately to the objects surrounding us. One way to try and view the process of vision is to divide the problem into three parts: first, how the visual information falling on the retinae is encoded; second, how it is represented; and finally, how it is interpreted. The next chapter, ‘Visual Perception II: High-Level Vision’, speaks more directly to the third issue; that is, how visual signals of objects are interpreted and represented (the ...

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