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Scene Vision: Making Sense of What We See

Kestutis Kveraga and Moshe Bar


For many years, researchers have studied visual recognition with objects—single, clean, clear, and isolated objects, presented to subjects at the center of the screen. In our real environment, however, objects do not appear so neatly. Our visual world is a stimulating scenery mess; fragments, colors, occlusions, motions, eye movements, context, and distraction all affect perception. This book addresses the visual cognition of scenes from neuroimaging, psychology, modeling, electrophysiology, and computer vision perspectives. The text builds on past research and accepts the challenge of applyin ... More

Keywords: visual recognition, objects, visual world, perception, neuroimaging, psychology, modelling, electrophysiology, computer vision, spatial vision

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262027854
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262027854.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kestutis Kveraga, editor
Massachusetts General Hospital

Moshe Bar, editor

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The Current Scene

Moshe Bar

2 More Than Meets the Eye

George L. Malcolm and Philippe G. Schyns

3 The Constructive Nature of Scene Perception

Soojin Park and Marvin M. Chun

4 Deconstructing Scene Selectivity in Visual Cortex

Reza Rajimehr, Shahin Nasr, and Roger Tootell

5 The Neurophysiology of Attention and Object Recognition in Visual Scenes

Daniel I. Brooks* Heida Maria Sigurdardottir,* and David L. Sheinberg

7 Putting Scenes in Context

Elissa M. Aminoff

12 On Aesthetics and Emotions in Scene Images

Dhiraj Joshi, Ritendra Datta, Elena Fedorovskaya, Xin Lu, Quang-Tuan Luong, James Z. Wang, Jia Li, and Jiebo Luo

13 Emotion and Motivation in the Perceptual Processing of Natural Scenes

Margaret M. Bradley, Dean Sabatinelli, and Peter J. Lang

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