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:
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