Blindsight: a case study spanning 35 years and new developments - Oxford Psychology Series 12 (Paperback)
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Blindsight: a case study spanning 35 years and new developments - Oxford Psychology Series 12 (Paperback)

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Paperback 266 Pages / Published: 19/03/2009
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Blindsight is an unusual condition where the sufferer can respond to visual stimuli, while lacking any conscious feeling of having seen the stimuli. It occurs after a particular form of brain injury. The first edition of 'Blindsight', by one of the pioneers in the field - Lawrence Weiskrantz, reported studies of a patient with this condition. It was an important, much cited publication. In the past twenty years, further work has been done in this area, and this new edition brings the book up to date. Retaining the original text, but adding substantial new chapters and colour illustrations, the first section of the book summarizes findings on DB since the last published account in 1986. The second part includes information on other new research that has occurred since the last edition. As well as giving an account of research over a number of years into a particular case of blindsight, it provides a discussion of the historical and neurological background, a review of cases reported by other investigators, and a number of theoretical and practical issues and implications. The book will be valuable for cognitive psychologists and cognitive neuroscientists, as well as philosophers of mind.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199567218
Number of pages: 266
Weight: 427 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 16 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


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Review from previous edition a comprehensive review of an intriguing topic by a leading investigator in the field... Blindsight is a convenient source-book for multidisciplinary investigators and students with open minds. * Trends in Neuroscience *
extremely clearly written and will be of interest to all clinicians and neuroscientists interested in vision. As an exemplary example of the insights that can arise from the single case study it deserves a wider readership. * Brain *
This book makes very enjoyable reading... the style is entertaining... presentation of the data is original in that it departs from the usual austere psychological format... quantified data are interweaved with other (no less important) aspects of the study: informal attempts, failures, anecdotes and verbal repots from the patient are also included, which gives the book a nice clinical touch... I recommend Blindsight not only to those interested in the study of the mechanisms of visual perception, but also to those interested in the more general issues of cognitve processing and modular organization of mental functions. * Neuropsychologia *
... a thoughtful and comprehensive analysis of the status of residual vision,.. This monograph is a valuable contribution on a number of grounds. This clearly written monograph, particularly the third part, provides valuable insights into a wide range of conceptual and methodological problems and is recommended as a useful, challenging, and stimulating contribution for the general reader as well as the vision specialist. * Contemporary Psycology *

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