Catalogue Number: 522
Studies in perception
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1966
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Netherlands
Publisher/Manufacturer: Institute for Perception RVO-TNO
Description Of Item: Printed card cover, 176 pages, figures in text and a frontispiece photograph of MA Bouman, recording a series of papers dedicated to Professor Maarten A Bouman.
Historical Significance: Bouman was a widely admired vision scientist from the Netherlands. She was one of the principal researchers in the debate on the threshold sensitivity of the eye and whether one quantum was sufficient to generate a visual response, that is the eye could operate at ultimate sensitivity. (A good summary of the debate can be found in Davson H The eye Vol 2A 1976) .See also Threshold Vision and Light Quanta: A Thread through the History of Visual Science by Maarten A Bouman; Antoon M W Scholtes Journal of Modern Optics, 24, no. 2 (1977): 131-138. Bouman was a widely admired vision scientist from the Netherlands. Her festschrift was published as 'Limits in Perception: essay in honor of Maarten Anne Bouman' in 1984. See also Cat No 501.
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note