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Reintroduction to the visual system.

An Introduction to the Visual System, Second Edition, by Martin J. Tovee, offers a concise but detailed account of how the visual system is organised and functions to produce visual perception. The book describes the structure and function of the eye and what happens when light enters it, how we see and process images, recognise patterns and faces, and discusses the most recent breakthroughs in molecular genetics and brain imaging, and how such discoveries have uncovered a host of new advances in our understanding of how visual information is processed within the brain. The second edition includes new material throughout the book, including almost 50 new images. Every chapter has been updated to include the latest research, and culminates in helpful key points. The 222-page hardcover book will be available in August 2008 for a cost of $130. For more information, contact: Cambridge University Press, 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013; phone: 212-924-3900; e-mail: <newyork@cambridge.org>; web site: <www. cambridge.org>.
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Publication:Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness
Article Type:Book review
Date:Jul 1, 2008
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