Vernon, M. D. | Visual Perception

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  • First edition, first impression. A lovely, fresh copy of this important work.

    Magdalen Dorothea Vernon (1901-1999) studied psychology at Newnham College, Cambridge, then carried out experimental research with Professor Frederick Bartlett at the Cambridge Psychological Laboratory. “There she studied eye movements in proofreading and then moved into the broader area of visual perception. Vernon was internationally recognised for her experimental study of reading, published in 1931. After examining the flicker phenomenon in binocular fusion, she wrote a widely read book on visual perception toward the end of the decade [the present volume]. She also collaborated with Kenneth Clark on a study of dark adaptation. By 1946, Vernon was offered a lectureship at reading rising to the rank of reader and head of department. She trained an important group of psychologists at Reading and was noted for her good humour and her direct approach... Her last book, published when she was seventy, again examined reading difficulties” and in the same year she was made an honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

  • Cambridge: at the University Press, 1937.

    Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. Diagrams within the text. Minor bump to lower corner. Excellent condition.