Visual Field Tester: References and Links
Exploring Visual Processing and Visual Fields

Visual Processing and Visual Fields

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References, Links, and Credits


There are many excellent books on the visual system and how the brain works. My personal favorites are:

  The Amazing Brain by Robert Ornstein and Richard F. Thompson, illustrated by David Macaulay (Houghton Mifflin, 1991 [paperback reissue]). Ornstein is well-known for his explanations of brain functions, especially The Psychology of Consciousness. Macaulay is famous for his historically accurate and occasionally whimsical books on architecture, especially Cathedral, Pyramid, and The Way Things Work. Their collaboration on this work reaches a peak of amusement and clarity when they devote a central portion of the book to explain how a person recognizes a familiar face.
  Mapping the Mind by Rita Carter and Christopher Frith (University of California Press, 1999). Beautifully illustrated, featuring guest essays by well-known experts in neuropsychology, autism, and schizophrenia.

Other Web Sites

Brain Anatomy

Brain Functions and Map. A map of the brain's four lobes linked to information on how trauma results in behavioral and emotional changes. A good place to start.

The Human Brain. A clickable map of the major surface features of the cerebrum.

The Whole Brain Atlas Top 100 Brain Structures. This portion of The Whole Brain Atlas has links to well-labeled magnetic resonance images. More technical than most other sites.

Koch's Brain. Do people get injected with icky goo and inhale an inert gas just so others can look at their brains? People do.


American Stroke Association. A division of the American Heart Association. These folks also provide resources and support for caregivers of stroke survivors.

National Stroke Association. Excellent source of information on hemorrhagic strokes. Includes statistics on strokes in the United States.

The BrainWeb. A list of sites recomended by the Dana Alliance, a nonprofit organization of neuroscientists.

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Vision Sciences Lab at Harvard University. Be sure to check out the visual jitter demo.


The FieldTester was designed and implemented by Lou Ceci with the generous support and encouragement of Glyphic Technology. Lou took an interest in the subject of visual perception and visual fields when his best friend and partner suffered a stroke.

The FieldTester uses an ArrowButton class that was designed and implemented by Mark Lentczner of Glyphic. Brad Sandman, also of Glyphic, helped to refine the user interface and design the web pages.

Lou Ceci
Glyphic Technology
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