chapter  3
- Human Perception and Information Processing
Pages 58

This chapter deals with human perception and the different ways in which

graphics and images are seen and interpreted. The early approach to the

study of perception focused on the vision system and its capabilities. Later

approaches looked at cognitive issues and recognition. We discuss each ap-

proach in turn and provide details. Significant parts of this chapter, in-

cluding many of the figures, are based on the work of Christopher G. Healey

( [174], who has

kindly granted permission for their reuse in this book.