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Oct 1998
ISBN 0262231956
424 pp.
140 illus.
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High-Level Motion Processing
Takeo Watanabe

"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.

Table of Contents
 Introduction
I Interactive Aspects of Motion
by Takeo Watanabe
1 How Is a Moving Target Continuously Tracked behind Occluding Cover?
by Stephen Grossberg
2 The Influence of Chromatic Information on Visual Motion Processing in the Primate Visual System
by Karen R. Dobkins and Thomas D. Albright
3 Roles of Attention and Form in Visual Motion Processing: Psychophysical and Brain-Imaging Studies
by Takeo Watanabe and Satoru Miyauchi
4 Dmax: Relations to Low- and High-Level Motion Processes
by Takao Sato
5 Systems Analysis of Visual Motion Perception
by George Sperling and Zhong-Lin Lu
II Motion Coherence and Grouping
by Norberto M. Grzywacz
6 A Theoretical Framework for Visual Motion
by Alan L. Yuille and Norberto M. Grzywacz
7 Perception of Motion Discontinuities in Patients with Selective Motion Deficits
by Lucia M. Vaina, Norbert M. Grzywacz, Marjorie LeMay, Don Bienfang and Edward Wolpow
8 The Role of Parsing in High-Level Motion Processing
by Peter Tse, Patrick Cavanagh and Ken Nakayama
III Heading and Structure from Motion
by Takeo Watanabe
9 Computing Observer Motion from Optical Flow
by Ellen C. Hildreth and Constance S. Royden
10 Representation of Visual Motion in the Extrastriate Visual Cortex
by Keiji Tanaka
11 The State of Flow
by William H. Warren, Jr.
12 Theoretical and Biological Limitations on the Visual Perception of Three-Dimensional Structure from Motion
by James T. Todd
 Conclusion
 Some Questions; Some Answers; Some Speculations; Some Concerns
by William R. Uttal
 Contributors
 Name Index
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