"Takeo Watanabe's collection of essays brings together a fascinating
variety of theoretical, experimental and historical information about
this important and rapidly developing topic."
-- Horace Barlow, Department of Physiology,
University of Cambridge
Motion perception is fundamental to survival. Until recently,
research on motion perception emphasized such basic aspects of motion
as sampling and filtering. In the past decade, however, the emphasis
has gradually shifted to higher-level motion processing -- i.e.,
processing that takes place not only in the primary visual cortex but
also in the "higher" or more complicated parts of the brain. The
contributors to this book focus on such key aspects of motion
processing as interaction and integration between locally measured
motion units, structure from motion, heading in an optical flow, and
second-order motion. They also discuss the interaction of motion
processing with other high-level visual functions such as surface
representation and attention.
The book is divided into three sections: (1) interactive aspects of
motion, (2) motion coherence and grouping, and (3) heading and
structure from motion. Each section begins with computational
aspects, proceeds to the neuropsychological/neurophysiological, and
ends with the psychophysical.