Sensation and Perception

Sensation and Perception

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By (author) Jeremy M. Wolfe, By (author) Keith Kluender, By (author) Dennis Levi, By (author) Linda Bartoshuk, By (author) Rachel Herz, By (author) Roberta Klatzy, By (author) Susan Lederman

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  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Hardback | 415 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 282mm x 28mm | 1,701g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Sunderland
  • ISBN 10: 087893572X
  • ISBN 13: 9780878935727
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 188,396

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Why does the sky look blue? Why does sugar taste sweet? Can my dog hear the same things I hear? Sensation and Perception is written by experts in each of the five senses who have a passion and enthusiasm for conveying the excitement of this field to students. It is an introductory text that provides comprehensive descriptions of vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste. The text is student-friendly with useful anecdotes and full-colour illustrations throughout. It focuses on core areas to make the subject more manageable and accessible to students. UPDATED RESEARCH THROUGHOUT * Revised throughout to include the most recent research and theories * New emphasis on clinical examples to motivate methodologies FULLY REORGANISED * The chapters have been reorganised and the content within chapters have been restructured to provide a better framework for study EXPANDED WEBSITE * New demonstrations and exercises have been added to the Companion Website An Instructor's Resource Library CD-ROM is also available (978-0-87893-661-8)

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JEREMY M. WOLFE Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, USA. KEITH R. KLUENDER Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. DENNIS M. LEVI has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, USA since 2001. LINDA M. BARTOSHUK Professor of Otolaryngology and Psychology at Yale University, USA. RACHEL S. HERZ Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour at Brown University Medical School, USA. ROBERTA L. KLATZY Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, USA, where she also holds faculty appointments in the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and the Human--Computer Interaction Institute. SUSAN J. LEDERMAN Professor of Psychology at Queen's University, USA, with cross-appointments in the School of Computing and in the Centre for Neuroscience.

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Praise for the previous edition (2e): 'The interrelated phenomena of sensation and perception are fascinating subjects for students of the mind and brain. Sensation and Perception will draw students into the topic easily, luring them with engaging stories, colorful images, and fun demonstrations that will make them want to explore the brain's complex mechanisms for making sense of the world. ! this is a welcome addition to the textbooks of similar vein, because it is fresh and friendly, and is stamped with the mark of its high-quality scientist authors.' -- Leslie P. Tolbert, The Quarterly Review of Biology

Table of contents

Introduction The First Steps in Vision: From Light to Neural Signals Spatial Vision: From Spots to Stripes Perceiving and Recognizing Objects The Perception of Color Space Perception and Binocular Vision Attention and Scene Perception Motion Perception Hearing: Physiology and Psychoacoustics Hearing in the Environment Music and Speech Perception Spatial Orientation and the Vestibular System Touch Olfaction Taste