Palmer has written a superb book -- encyclopedic in scope, yet eminently readable. Every chapter is liberally sprinkled with novel insights into human vision. -- V.S. Ramachandran, Director, Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego This is an excellent exposition of visual perception that lives up to the promise in its title: it covers the full range of visual perception, from image capture to visual cognition, in a comprehensive and lucid manner, providing insightful comments and criticism. It will be an invaluable source of information and insight to newcomers to the field, as well as to experts who wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding of visual perception. -- Shimon Ullman, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel This is a scholarly work, integrating evidence from numerous levels of analysis in the study of vision, including (but not restricted to) the very best from the 'cognitive' approach. Essential reading for anyone with an interest in perception. -- Jon Driver, Professor of Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London This is a monumental work, covering a wide range of topics, both classical findings and recent approaches on the frontiers of research. -- Anne Treisman, Princeton University
Stephen E. Palmer is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Institute of Cognitive Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
"This is a monumental work, covering a wide range of topics, bothclassical findings and recent approaches on the frontiers ofresearch." Anne Treisman , Princeton University