An Invitation to Cognitive Science

Visual Cognition
Second Edition
Volume 2

An Invitation to Cognitive Science provides a point of entry into the vast realm of cognitive science, offering selected examples of issues and theories from many of its subfields. All of the volumes in the second edition contain substantially revised and as well as entirely new chapters.

Rather than surveying theories and data in the manner characteristic of many introductory textbooks in the field, An Invitation to Cognitive Science employs a unique case study approach, presenting a focused research topic in some depth and relying on suggested readings to convey the breadth of views and results. Each chapter tells a coherent scientific story, whether developing themes and ideas or describing a particular model and exploring its implications.

The volumes are self contained and can be used individually in upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses ranging from introductory psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, and decision sciences, to social psychology, philosophy of mind, rationality, language, and vision science.

Table of Contents

  1. List of Contributors
  2. Foreword
  3. Visual Cognition: Introduction

    Stephen M. Kosslyn

  4. 1. Visual Surface Representation: A Critical Link between Lower-level and Higher-level Vision

    Ken Nakayama, Zijiang J. He and Shinsuke Shimojo

  5. 2. Attention and Visual Perception: Analyzing Divided Attention

    Harold Pashler

  6. 3. Dissociable Systems for Visual Recognition: A Cognitive Neuropsychology Approach

    Martha J. Farah

  7. 4. Visual Object Recognition

    Irving Biederman

  8. 5. The Cortical Organization of Visual Perception and Visuomotor Control

    Melvyn Alan Goodale

  9. 6. Eye Movements

    Eileen Kowler

  10. 7. Mental Imagery

    Stephen M. Kosslyn

  11. 8. The Development of Object Perception

    Elizabeth S. Spelke, Grant Gutheil and Gretchen Van de Walle

  12. 9. Meaningful Perception

    Fred Dretske

  13. Index