Sensation and Perception An Integrated Approach

ISBN-10: 0471249300

ISBN-13: 9780471249306

Edition: 5th 2001 (Revised)

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How do the senses gather and secure information? The authors explain how the physical world interacts with and stimulates the senses, and, in turn, how the sense and the nervous system transform, integrate, and process the stimulation.
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Book details

List price: $158.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/2/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442

An Introduction to Sensation and Perception
Sensation and Perception
Why Study Sensation and Perception?
The Historical and Scientific Roots of Sensation and Perception
Approaches to the Study of Sensation and Perception
Physiological Perspective: Neuronal Communication
Summary
Psychophysics
Detection and the Absolute Threshold
Signal Detection Theory (SDT)
Subliminal Perception
The Difference Threshold
Fechner's Law
Stevens' Power Law
The Relativity of Psychophysical Judgments
Summary
The Visual System
The Physical Stimulus
Light Reception
Anatomy of the Vertebrate Eye
Variations in Eye Position: Mobility and Placement
Accommodation
Pupil Mobility
Eyeblinks
Eye and Brain
Receptive Fields
Summary
Fundamental Visual Functions and Phenomena
Scotopic and Photopic Vision
Dark Adaptation
Limits of Basic Visual Function
Acuity
Visual Angle
Eye Movements
Temporal Factors in Perception
Object Identification and Localization: Focal and Ambient Systems
Summary
Color Vision
The Function of Color Vision
The Nature of Color
Color Mixture
Afterimages
Memory Color
Color Constancy
Theories of Color Perception
Defective Color Vision
Subjective Colors
Summary
Visual Pattern and from Perception: Basic Processes of Perceptual Organization
Contour and Contrast Perception
Spatial Frequency Analysis
Perceptual Processing
Summary
Higher Processes of Perceptual Organization
Figure-Ground Perception
The Gestalt Approach
Subjective Contours
Neural Basis of Perceptual Organization
Figural Orientation and Form Perception
Perceptual Set
Summary
The Perception of Movement
Motion Detectors
Movement Systems of the Eye
Optical Stimulation for Movement Perception
Biological Motion
Biological Motion Extracted from Point-Light Displays
Apparent Movement
The Prediction of Motion Paths
Summary
The Perception of Space: Monocular and Binocular Vision
Monocular Cues for Spatial Perception
Binocular Cues
The Interaction of Cues to Space
Summary
Constancy and Illusions
Perceptual Constancy
Visual Illusions
Transactionalism and the Ames Illusions
Illusions of Depth, Distance, and Constancy
The Moon Illusion
The Muller-Lyer Illusion
The Ponzo Illusion
The Poggendorff Illusion
The Horizontal-Vertical Illusion
Contrast Illusions
Ambiguous, Reversible, and Multistable Figures
Multiple Determinants of Illusions
Impossible Figures
Summary
Perceptual Development
Development of the Sensory System
Perception of the Newborn Human
Development of Perceptual-Motor Coordination
Perceptual Adaptation to Distorted Visual Stimulation
Vision and Aging
Summary
The Auditory System
The Physical Stimulus
Anatomy and Mechanisms of the Ear
Functioning of the Inner Ear
Auditory Pathology
Comparative Auditory Structures
Summary
Fundamental Auditory Functions and Phenomena
Intensity
Frequency
Hearing and Sound Duration
Effects of Multiple Tonal Stimulation
Subjective Tonal Attributes
Summary
Auditory Pattern Perception: Sound as Information
The Auditory Pathway and Central Structures
Auditory Space Perception
Perception of Music
Perception of Speech
General Issues in Speech Perception
Auditory Scene Analysis
Animal Communication
Summary
The Orienting Sense
Receptors for Orientation
Mammalian Orienting System
Motion Sickness
Other Mechanisms for Orientation
Summary
The Skin Senses
Functions of the Skin: Protection and Sensation
The Skin and The Brain
Touch and Pressure
Complex Touch
Kinesthesis
Haptic System
Temperature
Pain
Summary
The Chemical Sense of Taste
The Diversity and Origins of Chemoreception
Taste Primaries and the Chemical Stimulus
Anatomy and Physiology of Taste
Taste Thresholds
Adaptation
Taste Interactions
Taste Preferences and Taste Worlds
Summary
The Chemical Sense of Smell
Function of the Sense of Smell
Odor Quality
Anatomy and Physiology of the Olfactory System
Olfactory Coding
Olfactory Disorders
Odor Thresholds
Adaptation
Odor Preferences
Identification and Memory of Odors
Psychobiological Functions of Olfaction: Pheromones
The Common Chemical Sense
Summary
The Perception of Time
The Biological Basis of Time Perception
Cognitive Theories of Time Perception
Age and the Passage of Time
Time Perception and the Size of the Spatial Environment
Time and Distance: The Tau and Kappa Effects
Summary
Glossary
References
Index
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