Thomas V. Papathomas

Thomas V. Papathomas is Professor and Associate Graduate Director in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Director of the Laboratory of Vision Research at Rutgers.

  • Early Vision and Beyond

    Early Vision and Beyond

    Thomas V. Papathomas, Eileen Kowler, Charles Chubb, and Andrei Gorea

    Using as its springboard Bela Julesz's many seminal contributions in vision, Early Vision presents in one convenient volume strategic problems in binocular vision, visual texture, motion perception, and visual attention.

    Using as its springboard Bela Julesz's many seminal contributions in vision, Early Vision presents in one convenient volume strategic problems in binocular vision, visual texture, motion perception, and visual attention. Each is examined from the point of view of at least three major disciplines - psychophysics, computational vision, and neurophysiology. As we gain deeper insights into the workings of the mind, and as technological advances allow bolder experiments, a multidisciplinary approach to the problem of vision is essential. These contributions present progress across disciplines in research on vision processes at the sensory level that are devoid of higher-order cognitive processes and semantics. Although divided into the four major sections mentioned above, chapters and sections are bound by common threads: several chapters report on psychoanatomical techniques, other chapters examine the role of color in diverse areas of early visual processing, while still others share the theme of perceptual learning, a relatively new area of research in early vision.

    Contents and Contributors Binocular Vision and Stereopsis, Christopher Tyler. Randolph Blake. J. J. Kulikowski and V. Walsh. Daphna Weinshall and Jitandra Malik. Gian F. Poggio • Visual Texture, Roger Watt. Dov Sagi. Terry Caelli. Jack L. Gallant, David C. Van Essen, and H. Christoph Nothdurft. Jonathan D. Victor, Mary M. Conte, and Keith P. Purpura • Motion, Patrick Cavanagh. Bart Farell. George Sperling and Barbara Anne Dosher. Joseph S. Lappin, Warren D. Craft, and Steven T. Tschantz. Johannes Zanker. Peter H. Schiller • Attention, Ken Nakayama and Zijiang J. He. Jeremy M. Wolfe, Marvin M. Chun, and Stacia R. Friedman Hill. Merav Ahissar and Shaul Hochstein. John Tsotsos. Robert Desimone, Leonardo Chelazzi, Earl K. Miller, and John Duncan. V. S. Ramachandran • Afterthoughts, Bela Julesz.

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