Blindsight (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
266
Utgivningsdatum
2009-03-19
Upplaga
2
Förlag
OUP Oxford
Illustratör/Fotograf
7 colour figures & 5 photos 39 black & white figures
Illustrationer
39 black & white figures, 7 colour figures & 5 photos
Dimensioner
231 x 155 x 15 mm
Vikt
409 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780199567218
Blindsight (häftad)

Blindsight

a case study spanning 35 years and new developments

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The first edition of Blindsight, written by Lawrence Weiskrantz was an important and highly cited account of studies of the phenomenon - Blindsight. The updated edition retains the original text of the first edition, but brings the book up to date with developments in this area in the past decade.
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Trends in Neuroscience Review from previous edition a comprehensive review of an intriguing topic by a leading investigator in the field... Blindsight is a convenient source-book for multidisciplinary investigators and students with open minds.

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Introduction to 'Blindsight' after 35 years; New departures in blindsight research; Introduction to the new paperback edition of 'Blindsight'; PART I; 1. Background; 2. D.B.: clinical history and early testing; PART II; 3. Reaching for randomly located targets; 4. 'Presence' versus 'absence'; 5. Visual acuity; 6. Movement thresholds; 7. Discrimination of orientation; 8. 'Form' discrimination; 9. Detection with slow rate of onset; 10. The natural blind-spot (optic disc) within the scotoma; 11. Left versus right eye; 12. Detection of direction of contrast; 13. 'Waves'; 14. Matching between impaired and intact fields; 15. Matching within the impaired field; 16. Double dissociations between form and detection; 17. Standard situation; PART III; 18. Review of other cases; 19. Status, issues and implications