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March 1953

A Further Study of Visual Perception.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1953;49(3):374. doi:10.1001/archopht.1953.00920020383016

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The author collected the chief psychological experiments on visual perception and published these in 1937. At that time the Gestalt theory held the stage. Since then, the Gestalt psychologists have turned to theoretical speculations as to the physical basis of the perceptual processes in the cerebral cortex. This book is a reassessment of the previous material in the light of more recent thought and experiment.

The book starts with a statement of the nature of perception and an outline of its development in children. The author considers spatial perception and, finally, the perception of movement from the psychological point of view.

It will be of value only to those who have training in, and a specific liking for, the psychological approach to vision.

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