Scene vision: Making sense of what we see

Kestutis Kveraga, Moshe Bar

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For many years, researchers have studied visual recognition with objects -- single, clean, clear, and isolated objects, presented to subjects at the center of the screen. In our real environment, however, objects do not appear so neatly. Our visual world is a stimulating scenery mess; fragments, colors, occlusions, motions, eye movements, context, and distraction all affect perception. In this volume, pioneering researchers address the visual cognition of scenes from neuro imaging, psychology, modeling, electrophysiology, and computer vision perspectives. Building on past research -- and accepting the challenge of applying what we have learned from the study of object recognition to the visual cognition of scenes -- these leading scholars consider issues of spatial vision, context, rapid perception, emotion, attention, memory, and the neural mechanisms underlying scene representation. Taken together, their contributions offer a snapshot of our current knowledge of how we understand scenes and the visual world around us.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe MIT Press
Number of pages312
ISBN (Electronic)9780262319898
ISBN (Print)9780262027854
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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