By John L. Barbur (auth.), Jon G. Robbins, Mustafa B. A. Djamgoz, Anthony Taylor (eds.)
I were requested to put in writing a quick foreword to this quantity honoring Hisako Ikeda, offering a evaluation of the accomplishments in our box over the last 4 many years, whilst Hisako was once an lively player. This i'm overjoyed to do. it's been a most enjoyable time in imaginative and prescient examine and Hisako has been correct in the course of a lot of the thrill, publishing on a large choice of issues and offering a lot new information and plenty of new insights. Hisako's study occupation should be divided through a long time into 4 relatively specified parts of inquiry. within the Fifties, as a scholar in Japan, her learn pursuits have been psychophysical in nature, and he or she used to be enthusiastic about visible illusions, figural aftereffects, and movement detec tion. within the Nineteen Sixties, after her flow to London, she all started electrophysiological stories. a lot of her paintings within the Sixties used to be inquisitive about the electroretinogram (ERG), its elements, and using this electric reaction for comparing spectral sensitivities of the attention and retinal degenerations. This paintings represented the start of her electrodiagnostic scientific paintings, which endured until eventually her retirement.