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Title Perceptual learning / edited by Manfred Fahle and Tomaso Poggio
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2002


Description 1 online resource (xx, 455 pages) : illustrations
Series Bradford Bks
Bradford Bks
Contents 1. Experience-dependent plasticity of intracortical connections / by Siegrid Löwel and Wolf Singer -- 2. Adaptation of inputs in the somatosensory system / by Hubert R. Dinse and Michael M. Merzenich -- 3. Plasticity of receptive fields in early stages of the adult visual system / by Ulf T. Eysel -- 4. Neuronal representation of object images and effects of learning / by Keiji Tanaka -- 5. Electrophysiological correlates of perceptual learning / by Aniek Schoups -- 6. Perceptual learning and the development of complex visual representations in temporal cortical neurons / by David L. Sheinberg and Nikos K. Logothetis -- 7. Functional reorganization of human cerebral cortex and its perceptual concomitants / by Annette Sterr, Thomas Elbert and Brigitte Rockstroh -- 8. Learning to understand speech with the cochlear implant / by Graeme M. Clark -- 9. Adaptation of learning in the visual perception of gratings / by Adriana Fiorentini and Nicoletta Berardi -- 10. Plasticity of low-level visual networks / by Barbara Zenger and Dov Sagi -- 11. Learning to perceive features below the foveal photoreceptor spacing / by Manfred Fahle -- 12. Specificity versus invariance of perceptual learning : the example of position / by Marcus Dill -- 13. The role of insight in perceptual learning : evidence from illusory countour perception / by Nava Rubin, Ken Nakayama and Robert Shapley -- 14. The role of attention in learning simple visual tasks / by Merav Ahissar and Shaul Hochstein -- 15. High-level learning of early visual tasks / by Pawan Sinha and Tomaso Poggio -- 16. Learning to recognize objects / by Guy Wallis and Heinrich Bülthoff -- 17. Learning new faces / by Vicki Bruce and Mike Burton -- 18. Models of perceptual learning / by Shimon Edelman and Nathan Intrator -- 19. Learning to find independent components in natural scenes / by Anthony J. Bell and Terrence J. Sejnowski -- 20. Top-down information and models of perceptual learning / by Michael H. Herzog and Manfred Fahle
Summary Perceptual learning is the specific and relatively permanent modification of perception and behavior following sensory experience. It encompasses parts of the learning process that are independent from conscious forms of learning and involve structural and/or functional changes in primary sensory cortices. A familiar example is the treatment for a "lazy" or crossed eye. Covering the good eye causes gradual improvement in the weaker eye's cortical representations. If the good eye is patched too long, however, it learns to see less acutely. This book presents advances made in the last decade in this rapidly growing field. The first part examines neuronal changes caused by lesions or external influences. It discusses the effects of these changes on behavior and the extent to which plasticity in sensory systems is possible. Taking a broader view, the second part looks at how more conscious or systemic stimuli cause cortical changes. Clinical trials in which subjects are taught to recognize visual and auditory stimuli demonstrate the relationship between perceptual and cognitive learning. The final sections offer general models of perceptual learning and discuss the future of the field
Analysis NEUROSCIENCE/General
Notes "A Bradford book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 386-442) and index
Notes English
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Subject Perceptual learning.
Visual cortex.
Auditory cortex.
Perception -- physiology
Learning -- physiology
Visual Perception -- physiology
Visual Cortex
Auditory Cortex
Neuronal Plasticity
MEDICAL -- Neuroscience.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Neuropsychology.
Auditory cortex
Perceptual learning
Visual cortex
Form Electronic book
Author Fahle, Manfred.
Poggio, Tomaso.
LC no. 2001044333
ISBN 9780262272469