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In the Mind's Eye: Julian Hochberg on the Perception of Pictures, Films, and the World

In the Mind's Eye: Julian Hochberg on the Perception of Pictures, Films, and the World


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How can we best describe the processes by which we visually perceive our environment? Contemporary perceptual theory still lacks a coherent theoretical position that encompasses both the limitations on the information that can be retained from a single eye fixation and the abundant phenomenal and behavioral evidence for the perception of an extended and coherent world. As a result, many leading theorists and researchers in visual perception are turning with new or renewed interest to the work of Julian Hochberg.

For over 50 years, in his own experimental research, in his detailed consideration of examples drawn from a wide range of visual experiences and activities, and most of all in his brilliant and sophisticated theoretical analyses, Hochberg has persistently engaged with the myriad problems inherent in working out the kind of coherent theoretical position the field currently lacks. The complexity of his thought and the wide range of areas into which Hochberg has pursued the solution to this central problem have, however, limited both the accessibility of his work and the appreciation of his accomplishment.

In this volume we seek to bring the full range of Hochberg's work to the attention of a wider audience by offering a selection of his key works, many taken from out-of-print or relatively inaccessible sources. To facilitate the understanding of his accomplishment, and of what his work has to offer to contemporary researchers and theorists in visual perception, we include commentaries on salient aspects of his work by 20 noted researchers.

In the Mind's Eye will be of interest to researchers working on topics such as perceptual organization, visual attention, space perception, motion perception, visual cognition, the relationship between perception and action, picture perception, and film, who are striving to obtain a deeper understanding of their own fields, and who want to integrate this understanding into a broader, unified view of visual perceptual processing.

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ISBN-13: 9780195176919
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/04/2007
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 656
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Author List
Section I: Selected Papers of Julian Hochberg.
1. Hochberg, C. B. & Hochberg, J. (1952). Familiar size and the perception of depth. Journal of Psychology, 34, 107-114.
2. Hochberg, J. & McAlister, E. (1953). A quantitative approach to figural goodness. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 46, 361-364.
3. Hochberg, J. & Beck, J. (1954). Apparent spatial arrangement and perceived brightness. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 47, 263-266.
4. Hochberg, J. (1956). Perception: Toward the recovery of a definition. Psychological Review, 63, 400-405.
5. Hochberg, J. (1962). The psychophysics of pictorial perception. Audio-Visual Communications Review, 10, 22-54.
6. Hochberg, J. & Brooks, V. (1962). Pictorial recognition as an unlearned ability: A study of one childs performance. American Journal of Psychology, 75, 624-628.
7. Hochberg, J. & Galper, R. E. (1967). Recognition of faces: I. An exploratory study. Psychonomic Science, 9, 619-620.
8. Hochberg, J. (1968). In the mind's eye. Invited address read at the September 1966 meetings of the American Psychological Association, Division 3. In R.N. Haber (Ed.), Contemporary Theory and Research in Visual Perception. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 309-331.
9. Hochberg, J. (1970). Attention, organization and consciousness. In D. Mostofsky (Ed.), Attention: Contemporary Theory and Analysis. NY: Appleton-Century, 99-124.
10. Hochberg, J. (1970). Components of literacy: Speculations and exploratory research. In H. Levin & J. P. Williams (Eds.), Basic studies on reading. New York: Basic Books, 74-89.
11. Hochberg, J. & Brooks, V. (1970). Reading as an intentional behavior. In H. Singer & R. B. Ruddell (Eds.), Theoretical models and processes of reading. Newark, Delaware: International Reading Association, 304-314.
12. Hochberg, J. (1972). The representation of things and people. In E. H. Gombrich, J. Hochberg, & M. Black (Eds.), Art, perception and reality. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 47-94.
13. Hochberg, J. (1974). Higher-order stimuli and inter-response coupling in the perception of the visual world. In R.B. MacLeod and H.L. Pick, Jr. (Eds.), Perception: Essays in Honor of James J. Gibson. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 17-39.
14. Hochberg, J. & Brooks, V. (1978). Film cutting and visual momentum. In J. W. Senders, D. F. Fisher, & R. A. Monty (Eds.) Eye-movements and the higher psychological functions. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 293-313.
15. Hochberg, J. (1980). Pictorial function and perceptual structures. In M. A. Hagen (Ed.), The perception of pictures. (Vol. 2, pp. 47-93). New York : Academic Press.
16. Hochberg, J (1981). Levels of perceptual organization. In M. Kubovy & J. Pomerantz (Eds.), Perceptual organization. Hillsdale, N. J.: Lawence Erlbaum Associates, 255-278.
17. Hochberg, J. (1982). How big is a stimulus? In J. Beck (ed.), Organization and Representation in Perception. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 191-217.
18. Hochberg, J. (1983). Form perception: experience and explanations. In P.C. Dodwell & T. Caelli (Eds.), Figural synthesis, Hillsdale, NJ: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1-30.
19. Hochberg, J. (1984). The perception of pictorial representations. Social Research, 51, 841-862.
20. Hochberg, J. & Brooks, V. (1996). Movies in the Minds Eye. In D. Bordwell & N. Carroll (Eds.), Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 368-387.
21. Looking Ahead (One Glance At a Time), Julian Hochberg
Section II. Commentaries on Julian Hochbergs Work.
22. The Piecemeal, Constructive, and Schematic Nature of Perception
23. Hochberg: A Perceptual Psychologist, Barbara Gillam
Schematic Maps and Integration Across Glances.
24. Mental Schemata And The Limits Of Perception, James T. Enns & Erin Austen
25. Integration of Visual Information across Saccades, Mary M. Hayhoe
26. Scene Perception: The World Through a Window, Helene Intraub
27. How Big Is A Stimulus? Learning About Imagery By Studying Perception, Daniel Reisberg
28. How Big Is an Optical Invariant? Limits of Tau in Time-to-Contact Judgments, Patricia R. DeLucia
29. Hochberg And Inattentional Blindness, Arien Mack
Local Processing, Organization, And Perceptual Rules.
30. Framing The Rules Of Perception: Hochberg Vs. Galileo, Gestalts, Garner, And Gibson, James Cutting
31. On The Internal Consistency of Perceptual Organization, James T. Todd
32. Piecemeal Perception and Hochbergs Window: Grouping of Stimulus Elements over Distances, James R. Pomerantz
33. The resurrection of simplicity in vision, Peter A. van der Helm
34. Shape Constancy and Perceptual Simplicity: Hochberg's Fundamental Contributions, Zygmunt Pizlo
35. Constructing and Interpreting the World in the Cerebral Hemispheres, Paul M Corballis
36. egmentation, Grouping, and Shape: Some Hochbergian Questions, Philip J. Kellman & Patrick Garrigan
Pictures, Film, and Dance.
37. Ideas of Lasting Influence: Hochbergs anticipation of research on change blindness and motion picture perception, Daniel J. Simons and Daniel T. Levin
38. On The Cognitive Ecology Of The Cinema, Ed S. Tan
39. Hochberg On The Perception Of Pictures And Of The World, H.A. Sedgwick
40. Celebrating The Usefulness Of Pictorial Information In Visual Perception, Jeremy Beer
41. Mental Structure in Experts Perception of Human Movement, Dale S. Kopfler
Section III. Julian Hochberg: Biography and Publications List.

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