Use of visual information is used to augment our knowledge, decide on our actions, and keep track of our environment. Even with eyes closed, people can remember visual and spatial representations, manipulate them, and make decisions about them. The chapters in Volume 42 of Psychology of Learning and Motivation discuss the ways cognition interacts with visual processes and visual representations, with coverage of figure-ground assignment, spatial and visual working memory, object identification and visual search, spatial navigation, and visual attention.
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Brian Ross received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1982. He is a professor in the UIUC Department of Psychology and a full-time faculty member in the Beckman Institute Cognitive Science Group. His fields of professional interest are cognitive psychology, human memory and learning, problem solving, acquisition of cognitive skills, remindings in learning and problem solving, and concepts and categories. Honors and awards: Arnold O. Beckman Research Award (1991, 1982); Beckman Fellow, UIUC Center for Advanced Study (1985-86); Sigma Xi.
David Irwin received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1983. He is a professor in the UIUC Department of Psychology and a part-time faculty member in the Beckman Institute Human Perception and Performance Group. His fields of professional interest are visual perception, visual cognition, and psycholinguistics. Honors and awards: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship; James McKeen Cattell Sabbatical Award.