Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

On raising our sights

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Spatial Vision
For more content, see Multisensory Research and Seeing and Perceiving.

There are some very strong traditions in contemporary research on spatial vision that have arisen, in large measure, through advances in technology. This is especially true of research on the neurophysiology of vision, e.g. in recording from single cells, and in developments in computing that have promoted the study of machine vision. No one would dispute that these are major advances in the field, but one may ask whether they have unduly constrained the sorts of question that we ask about the visual processes. It is argued that they have, and that it is timely to stand back to see what other problems and questions have suffered neglect. Two items seem to be quite ripe for reconsideration : the question of how to understand the enormous adaptability of visual systems to sensory rearrangement (by means of distorting lenses, for example); and the very broad matter of keeping our perceptual processing in close and coherent touch both with stimulation, and with the properties of the physical/biological environment-what Gibson called the problem of veridical perception. It is argued that the two items are closely allied, and can be approached from a single theoretical stance. The one I favour is outlined, and I claim that it is one that has little to do, in the first instance, with either neurophysiology or computation. In that sense tackling the two questions involves raising our sights above the current traditions of vision research, but that of course does not in any way mean attempting to belittle the immense advances that those traditions have brought about. Theoretical and experimental tools are available for tackling both these questions, so one hopes the field may open up a bit to encompass new research on them.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 Canada

10.1163/156856894X00206
/content/journals/10.1163/156856894x00206
dcterms_title,pub_keyword,dcterms_description,pub_author
6
3
Loading
Loading

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/156856894x00206
Loading

Data & Media loading...

http://brill.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1163/156856894x00206
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/156856894x00206
1994-01-01
2016-12-05

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Spatial Vision — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation