The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception
This is a book about how we see: the environment around us (its surfaces, their layout, and their colors and textures); where we are in the environment; whether or not we are moving and, if we are, where we are going; what things are good for; how to do things (to thread a needle or drive an automobile); or why things look as they do.
The basic assumption is that vision depends on the eye which is connected to the brain. The author suggests that natural vision depends on the eyes in the head on a body supported by the ground, the brain being only the central organ of a complete visual system. When no constraints are put on the visual system, people look around, walk up to something interesting and move around it so as to see it from all sides, and go from one vista to another. That is natural vision -- and what this book is about.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Mutuality of Animal and Environment
Surfaces and the Ecological Laws of Surfaces
The Qualities of Substantial Surfaces
The Environment of One Observer and the Environment of All Observers
FOUR THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STIMULATION
Do We Ever See Light as Such?
ELEVEN THE DISCOVERY OF THE OCCLUDING EDGE
What Is Seen at This Moment from This Position Does Not Comprise What
The Puzzle of Egocentric Awareness
How Does the EyeHead System Work? Outline of a New Theory
The Fallacy of the Stimulus Sequence Theory
The Control of Locomotion and Manipulation
Rules for the Visual Control of Locomotion
A Demonstration That the Retinal Image Is Not Necessary for Vision
The Intercept Angle
How Is Ambient Light Structured? A Theory
A Special Case
The Optical Information for Perceiving Events
The Causation of Events
The Specifying of Limb Movements
The Niches of the Environment
A Recent History
Is There Evidence Against the Direct Perception of Surface Layout?
The Coperception of Ones Own Movement
FOURTEEN THE THEORY OF INFORMATION PICKUP
A New Approach to Knowing
A Theory of Drawing and Its Development in the Child
What About the Illusion of Reality? The Duality of Picture Perception
The Consciousness of the Visual Field
A Theory of Filming and FilmEditing
Other editions - View all
affords ambient array ambient light ambient optic array animals approach assume awareness become begin body called caused Chapter color comes concept considered consists continuous corresponding course depends depth described direction display distance distinguished disturbance drawing earth ecological energy environment example existence experiments face fact field of view Figure flow geometry Gibson ground hand head hidden horizon human illumination implies INFORMATION FOR VISUAL invariants kind latter layout limit locomotion looking means medium motion movement moving natural never Note object occluding edge occur perceive persistence perspective physical picture point of observation possible progressive projected psychology reference reflectance relative reversible screen seen sensations sense separate shadow shape side sight solid angle sort space specify stimulus structure substances suggest surface term terrestrial texture theory things transformation transmitted turning units vision VISUAL PERCEPTION