New book by Bruno G. Breitmeyer explores what we cannot see

Brandon Moeller

February 10, 2010


Professor Bruno G. Breitmeyer's new book Blindspots: The Many Ways We Cannot See, is set to be published next month by Oxford University Press, but already the book is earning praise from across the academic community.

"Breitmeyer weaves a fascinating story about how sensation, dreams, imagery, bias and emotion contribute to everyday perception and cognition," wrote Lynn C. Robertson, a psychology professor at University of California-Berkeley, in a review submitted by the publisher to the online bookseller

Blindspots is the fifth book written by Breitmeyer; three of his previous works were collaborations with other researchers. His previous solo effort, 1984's Visual Masking: An Integrative Approach, also published by Oxford University Press, is a classic among vision scientists. The second edition was released in 2006, co-authored by Dr. Haluk Ögmen and re-titled Visual Masking: Time Slices Through Conscious and Unconscious Vision. The second edition is offered on

Breitmeyer has also published numerous book chapters and research papers about visual cognition, and he is the Director of the Visual Cognition Lab.

"Bruno Breitmeyer is one of the world's leading vision scientists, and in this book he takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the visual system," wrote Daniel J. Simons, a psychology professor at University of Illinois, in a review submitted by the publisher to "If you have ever wondered what causes blindness, why eyes work the way they do, or why we often see so little of what's around us, this is your book."

Read more about Blindspots or pre-order it by visiting or Oxford University Press.



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