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What has the psychology of human perception learned from animal studies?

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Wehrhahn,  C
Department Physiology of Cognitive Processes, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;

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Bonnet, C., & Wehrhahn, C. (1999). What has the psychology of human perception learned from animal studies? In M. Haug, & R. Whalen (Eds.), Animal models of human emotion and cognition (pp. 143-156). Washington, DC, USA: American Psychological Association.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-E663-6
Abstract
Discusses how visual scientists focusing on human perception have gained ideas and knowledge from 3 types of animal studies: (1) behavioral studies, which are too frequently neglected, because they may provide suggestive views on functional aspects of vision related to the behavioral space and capacities of each species; (2) single-cell recording, which is the field that has suggested most of the interpretations in the functioning of perception; and (3) lesion studies, which act at a more global level, tentatively bridging the gap between structures and functions, as they have behavioral counterparts.