3D Shape: Its Unique Place in Visual Perception
1 edition | English | 2008-03-21 | ISBN: 0262162512 | 293 pages | PDF | 3,1 mb
The uniqueness of shape as a perceptual property lies in the fact that it is both complex and structured. Shapes are perceived veridically-perceived as they really are in the physical world, regardless of the orientation from which they are viewed.
The constancy of the shape percept is the sine qua non of shape perception; you are not actually studying shape if constancy cannot be achieved with the stimulus you are using. Shape is the only perceptual attribute of an object that allows unambiguous identification. In this first book devoted exclusively to the perception of shape by humans and machines, Zygmunt Pizlo describes how we perceive shapes and how to design machines that can see shapes as we do. He reviews the long history of the subject, allowing the reader to understand why it has taken so long to understand shape perception, and offers a new theory of shape.