Über den Autor
Guillaume S. Masson is Director of Research at the Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives de la Méditerranée (CNRS & Université de la Méditerranée) where he is the head of the team Dynamics of Vision and Action. His research is devoted to understanding the sensory mechanisms involved in controlling our actions, in particular the link between visual motion processing and tracking eye movements. Behavioral studies conducted in both humans and animals are combined with physiological studies conducted at the population level.
Uwe J. Ilg is Professor at the Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH) and the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN) in Tuebingen in the beautiful south of Germany. He tries to gain deeper insights into the fundamentals of sensorimotor integration underlying vision by a combination of perceptual and behavioral studies of humans and animals together with the analysis of single-unit response properties.
Low-Level Cortical Dynamic Motion Processing.- From Moving Contours to Object Motion: Functional Networks for Visual Form/Motion Processing.- Temporal Dynamics of Motion Integration.- Dynamics of Pattern Motion Computation.- Multiscale Functional Imaging in V1 and Cortical Correlates of Apparent Motion.- Stimulus Localization by Neuronal Populations in Early Visual Cortex: Linking Functional Architecture to Perception.- Second-Order Motion Stimuli: A New Handle to Visual Motion Processing.- Active Vision, Pursuit and Motion Perception.- Motion Detection for Reflexive Tracking.- When the Brain Meets the Eye: Tracking Object Motion.- Interactions Between Perception and Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements.- Perception of Intra-saccadic Motion.- Intrasaccadic Motion: Neural Evidence for Saccadic Suppression and Postsaccadic Enhancement.- Modeling Dynamic Processing.- Maximizing Causal Information of Natural Scenes in Motion.- Neural Models of Motion Integration, Segmentation, and Probabilistic Decision-Making.- Features in the Recognition of Emotions from Dynamic Bodily Expression.
Motion processing is an essential piece of the complex brain machinery that allows us to reconstruct the 3D layout of objects in the environment, to break camouflage, to perform scene segmentation, to estimate the ego movement, and to control our action. Although motion perception and its neural basis have been a topic of intensive research and modeling the last two decades, recent experimental evidences have stressed the dynamical aspects of motion integration and segmentation. This book presents the most recent approaches that have changed our view of biological motion processing. These new experimental evidences call for new models emphasizing the collective dynamics of large population of neurons rather than the properties of separate individual filters. Chapters will stress how the dynamics of motion processing can be used as a general approach to understand the brain dynamics itself.
Stresses how the dynamics of motion processing can be used as a general approach to understand the brain dynamics itself