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Hardcover | Out of Print | 362 pp. | 7.3 x 10.1 in | November 1993 | ISBN: 9780262193399
Paperback | $39.00 X | £32.95 | 362 pp. | 7.3 x 10.1 in | November 1993 | ISBN: 9780262519403
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Contrast Sensitivity


The seventeen contributions present current research in visual signal processing, in the retina and central pathways, and in the study of contrast sensitivity in humans.

About the Editor

Dominic Man-Kit Lam is Director of The Center for Biotechnology and Professor of Biotechnology, Cell Biology, and Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine.


“This volume, expertly edited by Shapley and Lam. has just the right mosaic of lively and profound chapters beautifully conveying the complete picture of past and state-of-the-art, basic and clinical studies of how we detect contrast and use it to see the world. Fascinating chapters cover the science history of contrast sensitivity, its processing stages and role in the exciting story of parallel visual pathways. Don't miss Shapley's scholarly introductions, sharp and controversial, as usual, putting it all in perspective.”
Professor Shaul Hochstein, Center for Neural Computation, Hebrew University