"This volume focuses on the current status of the debate between the Structuralist orientation, which emphasizes the role elements, and the Gestalt psychologists who argue that the whole is different from the sum of its parts. "-SciTech.
"Peterson and Rhodes provide a valuable 'new look' at the classic holistic/analytic dichotomy in perceptual theory. Their selection of leading vision scientists, all focusing on perception of complex natural stimuli (faces and scenes), has resulted in a superb scholarly work that is both thought provoking and informative." --Helene Intraub, Professor of Psychology, University of Delaware
"This is a timely set of articles that address a central issue." --Stephen M. Kosslyn, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
"The chapters are written by the leaders in the field . . . the book will become an important source text on the topic for many years." --Morris Moscovitch, Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto
"The editors have assembled a 'first string' team of writers from the fields of human face perception and human object perception . . . It's hard to imagine a more distinguished line-up of authors for these topics." --James T. Enns, Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia
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