Foundations of Sensation and Perception

ISBN-10: 1841696994
ISBN-13: 9781841696997
Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)
Authors: George Mather
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Book details

List price: $68.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 12/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Preface to the first edition
Changes in the second edition
General principles
Introduction
Classification of the senses
Methods used to study perception
General principles of sensation and perception
Chapter summary
Tutorials
The chemical senses
Introduction
Smell
Taste
Flavor
Evaluation
Chapter summary
Tutorials
The body senses
Introduction
The somatosensory system
The vestibular system
Chapter summary
Tutorials
The physics and biology of audition
Introduction
Sound as a physical stimulus
The physiology of the auditory system
Chapter summary
Tutorials
Perception of sound
Introduction
Loudness perception
Pitch perception
Auditory localization
Speech perception
Auditory scene analysis
Hearing dysfunction
Chapter summary
Tutorials
The physics of vision-light and the eye
Introduction
What is light?
Some important properties of light
The eye
Chapter summary
Tutorials
Visual physiology
Introduction
The retina
The visual pathway
The visual cortex
Chapter summary
Tutorials
Spatial vision
Introduction
Fundamental functions
Representation at multiple spatial scales
Uses of spatial filters
Chapter summary
Tutorials
Shape and object perception
Introduction: The three-stage model
Shape representation
Object representation
Scene perception
Chapter summary
Tutorials
Depth perception
Introduction
The multiplicity of depth cues
Cue combination
Chapter summary
Tutorials
Visual motion perception
Introduction
Detecting movement
The integration of motion detector responses
Multiple process in motion perception
Chapter summary
Tutorials
Color vision
Introduction
Color space
Color mixture
Dual-process theory
Color interactions
Color deficiency
Chapter summary
Tutorials
Multisensory processing in perception
Introduction
Multisensory processing
Synesthesia
Chapter summary
Tutorials
Individual differences in perception
Introduction
Age
Sex
Culture
Expertise
Idiosyncratic individual differences
Chapter summary
Tutorials
References
Author index
Subject index

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