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The Developing Visual Brain 9780198522973

The Developing Visual Brain

ISBN-10: 0198522975
ISBN-13: 9780198522973
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PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
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Product Description: 'Enthusiasm, boundless energy, breath and depth of knowledge, creativity of ideas, and enormous scientific productivity- these are characteristics that come to mind when one thinks of Janette Atkinson. These characteristics are also descriptive of Atkinson's new book.The book is a unique piece of work: it provides a broad, well organised description of the results of an extensive range of studies of infant visual development,combined with a dicussion of possible anatomical and physiological mechanisms underlying these results, all presented within the framework of Akinson's philosophical overview of infant-vision research and the historical perspective of her 25 year leadership role in the field.I would definitely recommend The Developing Visual Brain to individuals interested in the visual development of human infants' PerceptionOne of the most dramatic areas of development in early human life is that of vision. Whereas vision plays a relatively minor role in the world of the newborn infant, by 6 months it has assumed the position as a dominant sense and forms the basis of later perceptual, cognitive, and social development. Now, from a world leader in the study of visual development in human infants comes a major new work, condensing a lifetime of work in this area - The developing visual brain. Drawing on over 20 years of cutting edge research in the Visual Development Units in Cambridge and University College London, the book provides the definitive account of what we know about the developing visual system, and the problems that can occur during development. The book reviews, evaluates, and sets in context the exciting progress being made in this area, and additionally suggests new areas for research. Written to be accessible for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers in psychology, the neurosciences, optometry, and visual science, The developing visual brain represents an important new addition to the literature on vision.

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PAGES: 240
CATEGORY: Psychology
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