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Subject/Keyword
mid-level vision
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Nankoo, Jean-François
Supervisor and department
Spetch, Marcia (Psychology)
Examining committee member and department
Wylie, Douglas (Psychology)
Cook, Robert (Psychology)
Chapman, Craig (Physical Education)
Mou, Weimin (Psychology)
Department
Department of Psychology
Specialization

Date accepted
2015-12-03T09:56:30Z
Graduation date
2015-11
Degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Degree level
Doctoral
Abstract
The ability to perceive and act upon the external world is fundamental to every organism. For species such as humans and pigeons, vision is a dominant modality that allows interaction with the world. In this dissertation I examine the similarities and differences between humans and pigeons, two distantly related species that share the common problem of perceiving an object‐filled world. Specifically, results are presented from a series of studies examining how form and motion interact and how they contribute to object perception at the intermediate level of visual processing. The similarities and differences in form and motion perception in humans and pigeons are discussed with respect to similarities and differences in neuroanatomy and with respect to evolutionary adaptation. The research presented in this dissertation provides evidence to further the current understanding of the general principles of object perception and vision in general.
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English
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doi:10.7939/R3028PQ5P
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This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private, scholarly or scientific research. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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