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The Eye: A Very Short Introduction By Michael F. Land (Emeritus Professor of Neurobiology, University of Sussex)

The Eye: A Very Short Introduction by Michael F. Land (Emeritus Professor of Neurobiology, University of Sussex)

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In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Land introduces all aspects of the eye and vision in both human and animals. He looks at the features of the human eye and retina, explores the evolution of eyes, and considers aspects of visual perception, including eye movements, vision in three dimensions, colour vision, and visual recognition.

The Eye: A Very Short Introduction Summary

The Eye: A Very Short Introduction by Michael F. Land (Emeritus Professor of Neurobiology, University of Sussex)

The eye is one of the most remarkable achievements of evolution, and has evolved up to 40 times in different parts of the animal kingdom. In humans, vision is the most important sense, and much of the brain is given over to the processing of visual information. In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Land describes the evolution of vision and the variety of eyes found in both humans and animals. He explores the evolution of colour vision in primates and the workings of the human eye, to consider how that contributes to our visual ability. He explains how we see in three dimensions and the basic principles of visual perception, including our impressive capacity for pattern recognition and the ability of vision to guide action. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Eye: A Very Short Introduction Reviews

For anyone who would like to know more about the workings of the eye and how the brain interprets images, this book is an excellent introductory text. * Amanda Hardy, The Biologist *
very informative read * The Biologist *

About Michael F. Land (Emeritus Professor of Neurobiology, University of Sussex)

Michael F. Land is Emeritus Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Sussex and is a world-renowned authority on animal vision. He co-authored the text Animal Eyes (OUP, 2002, 2nd edition 2012) with Dan-Eric Nilsson and another on human eye movements, Looking and Acting, with Ben Tatler (OUP, 2009). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Table of Contents

1. The first eyes ; 2. Making better eyes ; 3. The human eye ; 4. The moving eye ; 5. The third dimension ; 6. Colour ; 7. Seeing and the brain ; References and further reading

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NGR9780199680306
9780199680306
0199680302
The Eye: A Very Short Introduction by Michael F. Land (Emeritus Professor of Neurobiology, University of Sussex)
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Oxford University Press
2014-05-29
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