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Basic Vision: An Introduction to Visual Perception Paperback – 11 May 2006


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 1 edition (11 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199286701
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199286706
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 2.3 x 18.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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...an impressive range of topics makes this textbook an ideal choice for teaching either a course on vision, or for selecting this book together with others to teach a course on cognitive processes. (Psychology Teaching Review)

The book is very clear and easy to read. I could not help contrasting it with the work of many other authors, who seem to think that difficulty in reading their books or articles is evidence of their superior intellect. Its target audience of undergraduates will find it very easy to follow and it would not even be out of place in a public library. This is certainly a book which would enhance your university's library. If you like its approach, it would make a good set book for a vision course. (Mike Griffiths, Goldsmiths College in Psychology Learning and Teaching, March 2007.)

I cannot but write how much I enjoy the book, which since then became my favourite while lecturing in General Psychology (perception). I really appreciate its up-to-date contents; also, no other book on psychology brought so much fun. (Dr G Paramei, Interim Professor of Psychology, Darmstadt University of Technology)

Congratulations to you and your colleagues for having written a truly outstanding beginner's textbook on vision and visual consciousness. I am a newcomer to this scientific field but your book was the perfect introductory material for me-I consider myself very lucky indeed that I chanced across it! I do hope that your undergraduate readers will find Basic Vision as interesting, and hilariously witty, as I did. (Dr L. A. Flippin, Director of Medicinal Chemistry, Fibrogen Inc, USA)

The quality of this book reflects the fact that, between them, the three authors boast over 80 years experience of teaching visual perception. I plan to adopt this text in my final year undergraduate teaching and I would certainly recommend others to do the same. Good science can be fun, and this book exemplifies that. (Colin WG Clifford, University of Sydney, THES November 2006)

About the Author

Robert Snowden is a Professor in the School of Psychology, Cardiff University, where his research spans visual perception, attention, and abnormal psychology. Peter Thompson is Senior Lecturer in Visual Psychophysics in the Department of Psychology, University of York, where his research examines the perception of motion and speed. Tom Troscianko is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, where his research explores perception, cognition, and action.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Clarkson on 2 May 2010
Format: Paperback
Aspects of vision perception are broken down into simple concepts to aid basic understanding and gives references to more detailed papers and books whilst providing humour!! The witty writing skills of the three authors makes studying vision productive and fun!!!! Buy it now!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BeebZ on 4 Dec. 2010
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Well where to start, Basic Vision is by far the best course book i have brought, with the facts being there that you need to know, but in plain and basic terms so even the basic first time reader can access it. It was nice to pick this book up and read it before lectures because after my module has been completed i still want to finish the book. By far the easiest core text book i have had to read. But by far the best thing from a core text book that can get stodgy when it has to be read, its funny as well making it an easier read when the subject matter is so complex.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TheOddGothic on 30 May 2012
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An excellent supplementary textbook for anyone who is beginning to study aspects of vision. The style is straightforward, engaging - it's perfectly possible to read all in one go. By no means a complete or exhaustive resource, but I cannot recommend more highly as an introductory text before moving on to more complex material.
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