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May 1990

Spatial Vision

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New York, NY

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(5):653. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070070039022

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Perhaps the most important function of vision is pattern recognition, the ability to recognize the spatial structure of objects in the visual scene. The book Spatial Vision by Russell DeValois and Karen DeValois summarizes progress in understanding the neural processes that support pattern recognition in human vision. The authors have a definite point of view. They believe that linear systems analysis is the appropriate tool for understanding the early stages of visual information processing and that this method of analysis allows for a combined neurophysiological and psychophysical investigation of the problem. The experimental results presented are drawn mainly from research in their own laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. The depth and sweep of their research is impressive. Consequently, their book is useful for both experts and novices. Because this book is opinionated and yet quite fair minded, the authors present many currently debated issues in a clear and

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