Suggested Readings on Visual Perception

Below are listed many of the reference texts I have on my book shelves to which I go for information.  Please beware that this is a dated list.  Since I closed my university office and research labs in 1997 I have not actively maintained my library.

Spatial Vision, Russell L. DeValois & Karen K. DeValois,  Oxford Science Publications, 1988

Fundamentals of Sensation & Perception, 2nd Edition, Michael W. Levine & Jeremy M. Shefner,  Brooks/Cole Publishing Co. 1991

Visual Perception The Neurophysiological Foundations, Lothar Spillmann & John S. Werner (Eds.) Academic Press, 1990

An Introduction to the Biology of Vision, James T. McIlwain, Cambridge University Press, 1996

Sensation and Perception, 3rd Edition,  E. Bruce Goldstein, Wadsworth Publishing Co. 1989

A Vision of the Brain, Semir Zeki, Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1993

Human Color Vision, 2nd Edition, Peter K. Kaiser & Robert M. Boynton, Optical Society of America, 1996

Color Vision, Leo M. Hurvich, Sinauer Associates Inc., Publishers, 1981

Handbook of Perception and Human Performance, Vol. 1, Sensory Processes and Perception, Kenneth R. Boff, Lloyd Kaufman, Jame P. Thomas (Eds.) John Wiley and Sons,  1986

Color Vision Perspective From Different Disciplines, Werner G.K. Backhaus, Reinhold Kliegl, John S. Werner, Walter de Gruyter, 1998

Human Visual Orientation, Ian P. Howard, John Wiles & Sons, 1982

Vision and Visual Dysfunction, John Cronly-Dillon, General Editor, CRC Press, Inc. (This source contains 16 volumes each edited by an emminent visual scientist. It covers virtually aspects of visual science.)

From Pigments to Perception, Advances in Understanding Visual Processes, Arne Valberg and Barry B. Lee, Plenum Press, 1991

Dictionary of Visual Science, 3rd Edition, David Cline, Henry W. Hofstetter, John R. Griffin, Chilton Book Co.  1980

The Measurement of Appearance,  Richard S. Hunter, John Wiley & Sons, 1975

Seeing The Light, Optics in Nature, Photography, Color, Vision, and Holography, David Falk, Dieter Brill, David Stork, John Wiley & Sons,  1986

Eye, Brain, and Vision, David Hubel. Scientific American Library, 1988

Seeing Contour and Colour, J.J. Kulikowski, C.M. Dickinson, and I.J. Murray, (Eds.) Pergamon Press, 1989

Aging and Human Visual Function, Robert Sekuler, Donald Kline, Key Dismukes, Alan R. Liss, Inc.  1982

Mechanisms of the Mind, Colin Blakemore, Cambridge University Press, 1979

Visual Agnosia, Disorders of Object Recognition and What They Tell Us About Normal Vision, Martha J. Farah, MIT Press, 1990

Light, Michael I. Sobel, The University of Chicago Press,  1987

The Retina, An Approachable Part of the Brain,   John E. Dowling, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1987

Helmholtz's Treatise on Physiological Optics, Volumes I and II,  James P.C. Southall (Ed.) Dover Publications, Inc. 1962 (translation of the original)

The Vertebrate Retina, Principles of Structure and Function, R.W. Rodieck, W.H. Freeman and Co. 1973

The Vertebrate Eye and Its Adaptive Radiation, Gordon Lynn Walls, Hafner Publishing Co. 1967

Visual Illusions, Their Causes, Characteristics & Applications, M. Luckiesh, Dover Publicaitons, 1965

Optics, Sir Isaac Newton, Dover Publications, 1952  (reprint of the original)

The Analysis of Sensations, Ernst Mach, Dover Publications, 1959 (translation and reprint of the original)

Light, Colour and Vision, Yves Le Grand, Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1968

Physiology of the Retina and Visual Pathway, G.S. Brindley, Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd. 1970

(to be continued)

The following links will connect you to some interesting journals which often publish vision and visual perception articles.

            Journal Optical Society of America A
            Optometry & Vision Science
            Perception & Psychophysics
            Visual Neuroscience
            Vision Research

A list of vision books listed on the Vision Science home page.
A list of journals listed on the Vision Science home page

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