The New Visual Neurosciences (Hardcover)

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The New Visual Neurosciences (Hardcover)

By John S. Werner (Editor), Leo M. Chalupa (Editor)

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A comprehensive review of contemporary research in the vision sciences, reflecting the rapid advances of recent years.

Visual science is the model system for neuroscience, its findings relevant to all other areas. This essential reference to contemporary visual neuroscience covers the extraordinary range of the field today, from molecules and cell assemblies to systems and therapies. It provides a state-of-the art companion to the earlier book The Visual Neurosciences (MIT Press, 2003). This volume covers the dramatic advances made in the last decade, offering new topics, new authors, and new chapters.

The New Visual Neurosciences assembles groundbreaking research, written by international authorities. Many of the 112 chapters treat seminal topics not included in the earlier book. These new topics include retinal feature detection; cortical connectomics; new approaches to mid-level vision and spatiotemporal perception; the latest understanding of how multimodal integration contributes to visual perception; new theoretical work on the role of neural oscillations in information processing; and new molecular and genetic techniques for understanding visual system development. An entirely new section covers invertebrate vision, reflecting the importance of this research in understanding fundamental principles of visual processing. Another new section treats translational visual neuroscience, covering recent progress in novel treatment modalities for optic nerve disorders, macular degeneration, and retinal cell replacement. The New Visual Neurosciences is an indispensable reference for students, teachers, researchers, clinicians, and anyone interested in contemporary neuroscience.

Associate Editors
Marie Burns, Joy Geng, Mark Goldman, James Handa, Andrew Ishida, George R. Mangun, Kimberley McAllister, Bruno Olshausen, Gregg Recanzone, Mandyam Srinivasan, W.Martin Usrey, Michael Webster, David Whitney

Sections
Retinal Mechanisms and Processes
Organization of Visual Pathways
Subcortical Processing
Processing in Primary Visual Cortex
Brightness and Color
Pattern, Surface, and Shape
Objects and Scenes
Time, Motion, and Depth
Eye Movements
Cortical Mechanisms of Attention, Cognition, and Multimodal Integration
Invertebrate Vision
Theoretical Perspectives
Molecular and Developmental Processes
Translational Visual Neuroscience

John S. Werner is Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Vision Science and Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at the University of California, Davis.

Leo M. Chalupa is Vice President for Research and Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology at George Washington University.

John S. Werner is Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Vision Science and Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at the University of California, Davis.

Leo M. Chalupa is Vice President for Research and Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology at George Washington University.

Olaf Sporns is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Adjunct Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing, Codirector of the Indiana University Network Science Institute, a member of the programs in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, and Head of the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at Indiana University Bloomington.

S. Murray Sherman is Maurice Goldblatt Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Chicago.

R. W. Guillery is affiliated with the MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit in Oxford, previously taught in the United States (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine), the United Kingdom (University of Oxford), and Turkey, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Friedrich T. Sommer is with the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at University of California, Berkeley.

Vincent Bonin is an independent curator living in Montreal.

Michael S. Landy is Associate Professor of Psychology at New York University.

Nancy Kanwisher is Investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT.

Randolph Blake is Centennial Professor of Psychology,a Fellow of the Kennedy Center for Integrative Development, and a member of the Venderbilt Vision Center, at Vanderbilt University.

Melvyn A. Goodale is a university researcher in psychology at the University of Western Ontario.

Charles Spence is Director of the Crossmodal Research Group at the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University.

Randolf Menzel is Professor Emeritus at the Free University of Berlin.

Bruno A. Olshausen is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Center for Neuroscience at the University of California, Davis.

Michael S. Lewicki is Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at Carnegie Mellon University.

Alan Yuille is Professor in the Department of Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles.

Friedrich T. Sommer is with the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at University of California, Berkeley.

J. Anthony Movshon is Professor of Neural Science and Psychology and Director of the Center for Neural Science.
Product Details ISBN: 9780262019163
ISBN-10: 0262019167
Publisher: The MIT Press
Publication Date: October 25th, 2013
Pages: 1696
Language: English