This book honors Naomi Weisstein’s foreshortened span of work published from 1964 to 1992. Naomi Weisstein was a pioneer in the areas we now call visual neuroscience, visual cognition, and cognitive neuroscience. Her enthusiastic pursuit of the mind was infectious, inspiring many others to take up the challenge. Despite her time as an active researcher being cut short, Weisstein’s impact was far reaching and long lasting, and many of her ideas and insights foreshadowed today’s active areas of inquiry into the inner workings of the mind.

Comprising contributions from leading scholars in the field, Pioneer Visual Neuroscience outlines Weisstein’s many contributions to the study of visual perception and processing and their effects on the field today.
This volume will be of interest to anyone interested in visual perception, visual cognition, and cognitive neuroscience.

chapter |5 pages


chapter 2|8 pages

Phantoms at the Holiday Inn

chapter 3|16 pages

Object-Superiority and Phantom Gratings

Top-Down Influences in Organization of Bottom-Up Visual Processing

chapter 8|15 pages

How to Find a Yellow Volkswagen

chapter 10|16 pages

High-Level Influences on Perception

Then and Now