Sensation and Perception

ISBN-10: 0471272558

ISBN-13: 9780471272557

Edition: 6th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Stanley Coren, James T. Enns, Lawrence M. Ward

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This highly acclaimed book provides a theoretically balanced introduction to the study of basic physiology and sensory responses. Subject areas such as attention, speech and music, and individual differences have been the foci of much significant experimental work in recent years are each given separate chapters.
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Book details

List price: $232.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/19/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 613
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.168
Language: English

Lawrence M. Ward is Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia.

Sensation and Perception
Aspects of the Perceptual Process
Theories of Perception
The Plan of the Book
Measuring Perception
Psychophysics: A Science of Experience Detection
Discrimination
Scaling
Identification
Applying Psychophysics
The Visual System
The Neuron
The Eye
The Visual Brain
Multiple Parallel Pathways
The Problem of Visual Unity
Brightness and Color
Photometric Units
Brightness Perception
Spatial Context Effects
Color
Color Stimulus
The Physiology of Color Vision
Color Perception
The Auditory System
Sound
The Structure of the Ear
Electrical Activity of the Auditory Nerve
The Auditory Pathways
The Auditory Cortex
Hearing
Detection of Sounds
Subjective Dimensions of Sounds
Auditory Scene Analysis
Music
Speech
Taste, Smell, Touch, and Pain
Taste
Smell
Touch
Pain
Patterns and Edges
Contour Perception
Visual Acuity
Spatial Frequency Analysis
Contour Interactions
Feature Extraction
Perceptual Organization
Figure and Ground
Information, Symmetry, and Good Figures
Space
Types of Depth Perception
Pictorial Depth Cues
Physiological Cues for Depth
Motion and Motion Parallax
Binocular Depth Perception
Interaction of Depth Cues
Perception of Direction
Development of Space Perception
Object and Scene Perception
The Problem of Visual Scene Perception
Recovering the Third Dimension
Perceptual Constancy
What Is a Visual Object?
Object Identification
Scene Perception
Time
The Importance of Time to Perception
Temporal Properties of the Visual System
Perceptual Organization over Time
The Perception of the Passage of Time
Motion
Physiological Basis for Motion Perception
Stimulus Factors in Motion Perception
The Many Purposes of Motion Perception
A Sense of Balance
Attention
Varieties of Attention
Orienting
Filtering
Searching
Preparing
Theories of Attention
Consciousness
Defining Consciousness
Multistable Consciousness
Is There Perception without Awareness?
Attention and Consciousness
Active Unconsciousness
Pathological Consciousness
Two Visual Systems with Different Access to Consciousness
Conscious and Unconscious Processing in Normal Individuals
Neural Correlates of Perceptual Awareness
Does Consciousness Have a Function?
Development
Development of the Nervous System
Perception in Infants
Perceptual Change Through Childhood
Perceptual Change in Adults
Learning and Experience
Experience and Development
Sensory-Motor Learning
Perceptual Rearrangement
Context and Meaning
Environmental and Life History Differences
References
Index
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