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|Author||: George Mather|
The study of sensation and perception looks at how we acquire, process, and interpret information about the outside world. By describing key ideas from first principles, this straightforward introduction provides easy access to the basic concepts in the subject, and incorporates the most recent advances with useful historical background. The text takes a uniquely integrative approach, highlighting fundamental findings that apply across all the senses - including vision, hearing, touch, pain, balance, smell and taste - rather than considering each sense in isolation. Several pedagogical features help students to engage with the material. ‘Key Term’ and ‘Key Concept’ boxes describe technical terms and concepts whilst ‘Question’ boxes relate the material to everyday questions about perception. Each chapter ends with suggestions for further reading, and the final chapter draws together the material from the previous chapters, summarizing the broad principles described, and outlining some major unresolved issues. Assuming no prior knowledge, this book is an accessible and up-to-date overview of the processes of human sensation and perception. Presented in full color, it is an ideal introduction for pre-undergraduate and first year undergraduate students on courses in psychology, as well as neuroscience and biology.
|Author||: Hugh Foley,Margaret Matlin|
|Editor||: Psychology Press|
Sensation and Perception, Fifth Edition maintains the standard of clarity and coverage set in earlier editions, which make the technical scientific information accessible to a wide range of students. The authors have received national awards for their teaching and are fully responsible for the content and organization of the text. As a result, it features strong pedagogy, abundant student-friendly examples, and an engaging conversational style.
|Author||: Bennett L. Schwartz,John H. Krantz|
|Editor||: SAGE Publications|
The highly accessible Sensation and Perception presents a current and accurate account of modern sensation and perception from both a cognitive and neurocognitive perspective. To show students the relevance of the material to their everyday lives and future careers, authors Bennett L. Schwartz and John H. Krantz connect concepts to real-world applications, such as driving cars, playing sports, and evaluating risk in the military. Interactive Sensation Laboratory Exercises (ISLE) provide simulations of experiments and neurological processes to engage readers with the phenomena covered in the text and give them a deeper understanding of key concepts. The Second Edition includes a revamped version of the In Depth feature from the previous edition in new Exploration sections that invite readers to learn more about exciting developments in the field. Additionally, new Ponder Further sections prompt students to practice their critical thinking skills with chapter topics.
|Author||: John Harris|
Sensation and Perception covers in detail the perceptual processes related to vision and hearing, taste and smell, touch and pain as well as the vestibular and proprioceptive systems. Individual chapters cover separate topics including the fast-developing areas of perception of emotions and attractiveness and recognition of faces, plus newer topics not seen regularly in other textbooks, for example changes in perception throughout the lifespan and pathologies of perception. Key features: Chapters begin with summaries of key topics and questions to aid learning Includes key points, spotlights on research, and ‘Thinking about Research’ sections, designed to encourage students to design their own studies Chapters close with ‘Test Yourself’ questions, a review of key terms and annotated further readings A Companion Website offers additional resources for lecturers and students available on publication at: www.sagepub.co.uk/harris Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors.
|Author||: Jeremy M. Wolfe|
|Editor||: Sinauer Associates Incorporated|
Sensation and Perception is written to introduce students to their own senses. Human sensory and perceptual experience is emphasized, and the neuroscientific underpinnings of that experience introduced. Chapters are written by experts in each of the sensory systems: by integrating current findings as the basics are presented, the authors impart to students that these are active areas of research. The text provides comprehensive treatment of higher perceptual functions (e.g., attention, music, language) as well as sensory systems beyond vision and audition (including, notably, a full chapter on Spatial Orientation and the Vestibular System as well as separate chapters on Taste and Olfaction). The new Third Edition reflects the growing contribution of imaging studies to the field, discusses applications of sensation and perception to clinical problems (e.g., visual search in radiology), and expands its treatment of modern theoretical approaches (e.g., Bayesian models).
|Author||: E. Bruce Goldstein|
|Editor||: Cengage Learning|
E. Bruce Goldstein's SENSATION AND PERCEPTION has helped a myriad of students understand the ties between how we sense the world and how the body interprets these senses. A key strength of this text has always been the ability to illustrate concepts through examples and visuals. Dr. Goldstein walks students through an intriguing journey of the senses with both clarity and thoroughness, combining his extensive classroom experience and the most innovative research to create a visual, colorful text unparalleled in the field. Complemented by nearly 500 illustrations and photographs, the Eighth Edition has been updated throughout to reflect the latest research, and sharpened to enhance readability based in part on feedback from 2,000 student users. The accompanying VIRTUAL LAB media exercises (available on CD-ROM or online) offer a wide array of animations and examples designed to stimulate understanding of difficult concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
|Author||: Michael Hymers|
This book offers two novel claims about Wittgenstein’s views and methods on perception as explored in the Philosophical Investigations. The first is an interpretive claim about Wittgenstein: that his views on sensation and perception, including his critique of private language, have their roots in his reflections on sense-datum theories and on what Hymers calls the misleading metaphor of phenomenal space. The second is a major philosophical claim: that Wittgenstein’s critique of the misleading metaphor of phenomenal space is of ongoing relevance to current debates concerning first-person authority and the problem of perception because we are still tempted to draw inferences about the phenomenal that only apply to the physical. Many contemporary discussions of these topics are thus premised on the very confusions Wittgenstein sought to dispel. This book will appeal to Wittgenstein scholars who are interested in the Philosophical Investigations and to philosophers of perception who may think that Wittgenstein’s views are mistaken, irrelevant, or already adequately appreciated.
|Author||: Steven Yantis,Richard A. Abrams|
|Editor||: Macmillan Higher Education|
Like no other text, Sensation and Perception expertly introduces students to how we sense and perceive the world around us. Using clear and detailed explanations and highly effective illustrations the text illuminates the connections between mind, brain, and behavior in the realm of sensation and perception. Seamlessly integrating classic findings with cutting edge research in psychology, physiology and neuroscience Sensation and Perception 2e explores what questions researchers are seeking to answer to today and the methods of investigation they are using. Sensation and Perception, Second Edition, now includes 15 chapters, including separate chapters on motion perception, perception for action, olfaction, and gustation, and a new appendix on noise and signal detection theory The new edition introduces new coauthor Richard A. Abrams (Washington University).
|Author||: George Mather|
|Editor||: Psychology Press|
Do you wonder how movies – sequences of static frames – appear to move, or why 3-D films look different from traditional movies? Why does ventriloquism work, and why can airliner flights make you feel disoriented? The answers to these and other questions about the human senses can be found within the pages of Foundations of Sensation and Perception. This third edition maintains the standard for clarity and accessibility combined with rigor which was set in previous editions, making it suitable for a wide range of students. As in the previous editions, the early chapters allow students to grasp fundamental principles in relation to the relatively simple sensory systems (smell, taste, touch and balance) before moving on to more complex material in hearing and vision. The text has been extensively updated, and this new edition includes: a new chapter devoted to attention and perception over 200 new references over 30 new figures and improved, more colorful, visual presentation a new companion website with a range of resources for students and lecturers The book contains a range of pedagogical features, including tutorial sections at the end of each chapter. This distinctive feature introduces areas of the subject which are rarely included in student texts, but are crucial for establishing a firm foundation of knowledge. Some tutorials are devoted to more advanced and technical topics (optics, light measurement, Bayesian inference), but treated in an accessible manner, while others cover topics a little outside of the mainstream (music perception, consciousness, visual art). Foundations of Sensation and Perception will enable the reader to achieve a firm grasp of current knowledge concerning the processes that underlie our perception of the world and will be an invaluable resource for those studying psychology, neuroscience, and related disciplines.
|Author||: E. Bruce Goldstein|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
This state-of-the-art handbook provides an authoritative overview of the field of perception, with special emphasis on new developments and trends. Surveys the entire field of perception, including vision, hearing, taste, olfaction, and cutaneous sensibility. Ideal for researchers and teachers looking for succinct, state-of-the-art overviews of areas outside their speciality, and for anyone wanting to know about current research and future trends. Uses a tutorial approach that results in a balanced description of topics. A 'Selected Readings' section points to general references that provide more detailed treatments of each topic; 'Additional Topics' provide references to important topics. Written by noted authorities in the field. Now available in full text online via xreferplus, the award-winning reference library on the web from xrefer. For more information, visit www.xreferplus.com
|Author||: Mike May|
|Editor||: Infobase Publishing|
Everything that we experience depends on sensing and perceiving. Specialized receptors for the five senses - hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, and touching - capture information from chemical compounds, compressed air, electromagnetic waves, mechanical sensations, and more. From that information, our brain creates an impression of the world around us. Sensation and Perception focuses on how these systems work, from the mechanics of individual cells to the interactions of thousands of cells in the brain. This book also delves into how our sensory capabilities change with age or damage. Readers of this new title from the acclaimed Gray Matter series will learn to understand how sensation and perception prove crucial to interpreting our surroundings, enjoying them, and even surviving in them.
|Author||: Harvey Richard Schiffman|
A revised and updated edition of the well-received text on sensation and perception. Features an integrated treatment of the main principles of sensation and perception within a bio-behavioral context, stressing specialized anatomy, physiological mechanisms and functional behavior with adaptive consequences. The main theories, principles and basic findings of the psychophysiology of sensation and perception are given a balanced overview. Contains many helpful pedagogical aids including chapter previews, study questions, key terms, demonstrations and references.
|Author||: Friedrich G. Barth,Patrizia Giampieri-Deutsch,Hans-Dieter Klein|
|Editor||: Springer Science & Business Media|
Sensory perception: mind and matter aims at a deeper understanding of the many facets of sensory perception and their relations to brain function and cognition. It is an attempt to promote the interdisciplinary discourse between the neurosciences and psychology, which speaks the language of cognitive experiences, and philosophy, which has been thinking about the meaning and origin of consciousness since its beginning. Leading experts contribute to such a discourse by informing the reader about exciting modern developments, both technical and conceptual, and by pointing to the big gaps still to be bridged. The various chapters provide access to scientific research on sensory perception and the mind from a broad perspective, covering a large spectrum of topics which range from the molecular mechanisms at work in sensory cells to the study of the unconscious and to neurophilosophy.
|Author||: Johannes Zanker|
|Editor||: Macmillan International Higher Education|
With a style that is both detailed and accessible, this new text from Johannes Zanker provides students with a solid understanding of how our sensory and perceptual systems operate, and interact with a dynamic world. It not only explains the scientific mechanisms involved, but discusses the costs and benefits of these mechanisms within an evolutionary, functional framework, to encourage important questions such as: What is a given sensory mechanism needed for? What kind of problem can it solve and what are its limitations? How does the environment determine how senses operate? How does action affect and facilitate perception? This unique, interdisciplinary framework allows students to see perceiving and acting as embedded in particular environments and directs them to think about the functional nature of these systems. The overall effect is an especially readable, authoritative text on Sensation, Perception and Action that really brings this fascinating topic to life.
|Author||: Hugh J. Foley,Mary Bates|
Maintaining the strong pedagogy, abundant student-friendly examples, and engaging conversational style of the previous editions, the sixth edition of this introductory textbook makes technical scientific information accessible to those who are beginning to specialize in cognitive psychology. Sensation and Perception, Sixth Edition is newly available in a more affordable paperback version, making it ideal for undergraduate students. In this new edition Bates has built on Foley and Matlin’s core text to add updates focusing on multisensory integration, neural plasticity, and cognitive neuroscience, as well as real-world examples and practical applications of psychological phenomena. The sixth edition retains the clear organization of previous versions, covering a wide range of core topics, from skin senses such as touch to chemical senses such as taste and smell, to our complex visual and auditory sensory systems. This book is essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduates studying courses on sensation and perception.
|Author||: Kenneth H. Norwich|
|Editor||: San Diego, Calif. ; Toronto : Academic Press|
One of the primary aims of this book is to show that nearly all of the empirical laws of sensory science discovered by laboratory measurement during the past 130 years can be derived theoretically from one fundamental equation. The other primary aim of the book is to demonstrate the philosophical origins of this single equation, and to show how it must change the way in which we view the nervous system and the process of perception. This fundamental equation and the philosophy of perception which it embodies comprise what Norwich and his colleagues term as the entropy theory of perception.
|Author||: Stanley Coren,Lawrence M. Ward,James T. Enns|
Psychophysics - Visual system - Brightness and spatial frequency - Color - Auditory system - Hearing - Taste, smell and touch - Space - Form - Constancies - Speech and music - Time - Motion - Attention - Development - Learning and experience - Individual differences - The Stroop Effect.
|Author||: Stanley Coren,Clare Porac,Lawrence M. Ward|
Now updated and revised with more than 600 new research citations, new chapters, and effective new pedagogy, Sensation and Perception, Sixth Edition provides broad, theoretically balanced coverage, along with late-breaking discoveries and new thinking on how we see, hear, taste, smell, touch, and make sense of our world. Featuring do-it-yourself demonstrations of actual perceptual phenomena, Coren, Ward, and Enns's interactive approach to sensation and perception enables you to use your own senses to understand this fascinating and dynamic field. Book jacket.